Master Instruments Pty Ltd Policy on Copyright Material
A key strategy of the Master Instruments (MI) management is to make use of
its information technology and promotional material that is of the highest
possible quality and is readily understandable. For many years now the main
focus has always been on producing the best catalogue of its kind within the
portable & micro battery and test equipment industry. The company has
achieved good success by making strict guidelines on the production and
reproduction of absolute quality editorial & pictorial content on all
advertising & promotional material. Our website is no exception.
Now with the days of broadband internet and ever increasing internet use, the
company has decided that it must be in strict control over its published
material and its use outside of company specific promotional activities.
fact that the huge amounts of money spent on literary & artistic works being
a definite key to the company's success has not been ignored. This is why the
company thought it imperative to thoroughly protect its investment in pictorial
images and other copyrighted material.
Careless or ignorance based infringement of copyright information without
express permission from Master Instruments Pty Ltd will not be tolerated and
permission to use copyright material will need to be sought immediately before
use. Otherwise removal of all existing copyright material will need to be done
within the period of 20 working days from noted breach. If this is not done
further action will be taken with regards to the copyright law infringements and
letters of demand, damages claims, injunctions and profit generation from use
claims may be considered appropriate action depending on the breach.
The company is also aware of the need for high quality advertising material
for its distributors and the reselling advantages of product representation
techniques. The "a picture tells a thousand words" statement is unique and
accurate in the minds of the direct marketer. Our promotional material is
created & copyrighted to Master Instruments Pty Ltd at a great cost to us
and its use for generated income independent of MI is not desired. MI therefore
reserves the right to be able to decide who uses our material & the nature
in which it is used.
All identified requests for MI created copyright material must be in
significant detail and should be addressed in writing or via electronic means
Master Instruments Pty Ltd
Attn: Information Technology Manager
Marrickville NSW 1475
All granted permission pertaining to the use of MI copyright material will be
done via way of express (written) and not implied (verbal) permission. The
approval must be signed and returned by an MI company director and IT manager or
second company director.
A sample template of this form is available on
Master Instrument's policy is to facilitate and recognise the advantages of
the use of information resources by the provision of the following strict
guidelines listed below:
- All material reproduced without express permission will be in breach of the
Copyright Act 1968 (cth) The existing copyright laws are readily viewed as PDF
documents and available at www.copyright.org.au. This is informative information only on
copyright and specific legal advice with regards to law application should be
discussed only with a lawyer or legal representative. Specifically sections G58
on ownership, G23 on copyright duration, G56 & G57 on website copyright and
G52 & G63 which covers infringement actions and further actions for breach
are very clear.
- All Master Instruments Pty Ltd copyright artistic and compilation literary
"works" such as our catalogues and web images have been watermarked and detailed
so copyright of this material is easily detected and proven. Other techniques
have also been employed for substantiality checks of MI copyrighted material.
- Reproduction of copyright material needs to be of a certain MI approved
standard. Poor reproduction of material is not desired. Master Instruments is
very careful in how its intellectual property & digital images are used.
Even though they may not be directly promoting our company & in fact maybe
used in representations by our distributors, image is a very important component
in our success. It is of paramount importance any material that could be clearly
recognised as originating from MI is of a standard appropriate to us. All
approved copyrighted material use will need to be of an approved standard of
quality and should be shown as such.
- Copyright protected material is not to be used where the product/s being
promoted is not directly sourced from MI and therefore generated profit is
independent of MI.
- Component parts of the Master Instruments Website are copyright protected
and the guidelines for its use are contained within that particular link on our
- Master Instruments Pty Ltd reserves the right to preview & approve html
documents before they are uploaded to the internet.
- All images supplied will be in JPEG format at a maximum width of 400 pixels.
All images are watermarked and remain copyright to Master Instruments Pty Ltd.
Any alterations to the images other than resizing into smaller images are not
- Use of Master Instruments Pty Ltd registered trademarks, brands and logos is
also to be endorsed by owner before use.
- The use of battery manufacturer's brand names, trademarks and logos is also
to be endorsed by the respective owners of these.
- Master Instruments Pty Ltd reserves the right to be compensated by way of
annual charge or outright sale of copyright literary & artistic works. End
users may be charged a fee for use of documented copyright material whereby
Master Instruments Pty Ltd is seen as the content provider of material and
images for use by other parties.