At Anime Inferno we take copyright seriously.
As a volunteer-run website, we are fortunate to have a staff of passionate contributors who willingly give their time to share their collective enthusiasm for anime, manga, video games, merch and all sorts of things related to our scene to engage with our community of readers on the website and via social media.
With this in mind, we’d like to outline a few things.
As part of reviewing content or reporting news, the team at Anime Inferno will often post screenshots or images related to their subject matter. We do this in the spirit of The Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) Section 41, “Fair dealing for purpose of criticism or review” and The Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) Section 42 “Fair dealing for purpose of reporting news” with an understanding that this is being performed in a way that acknowledges the original work in the context of the page’s content and in no way undermines the content owner’s moral or legal rights and does not engage in “Passing Off” activities under Intellectual Property Law. We prescribe to the reasonable interpretation that Australia’s “Fair Dealing” clauses in The Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) Section 41 and The Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) Section 42 are analogous to the “Fair Use” provisions in the United States copyright law which is governed by the Copyright Act of 1976 codified at 17 U.S.C. § 107 (Source: Wikipedia).
In cases where we are reviewing a product (in either physical or digital formats) and the material(s) has(have) been provided by the official distributor and/or license holder, in the spirit of copyright and ethical transparency this is noted in the article itself along with a hyperlink back to the provider where appropriate.
When quoting or referencing an existing source for any original content produced by our team for Anime Inferno we will acknowledge the source through a hyperlink to the original content. The team are not responsible if the hyperlink becomes outdated over time owing to the changing nature of internet sources.
All original content on Anime Inferno is Copyright © Anime Inferno. Under Australian law, copyright is granted automatically and does not require registration. We don’t mind if our team post their content elsewhere, but when they do you’ll find they’ll link back to Anime Inferno. To emphasise our content ownership we have also noted this in the website’s footer.
If you want to reproduce any of our original content elsewhere you’ll need to get in touch to seek approval before doing so. If you’ve relied on our content as a source when reporting the news, writing an article or producing any audio/visual works in physical or digital formats (including but not limited to broadcast, online, optical, solid state, magnetic or streaming formats) we would expect a link back to our content and acknowledgement of the source in line with the above discussion and also as a common courtesy.
In the spirit of mutual respect as content creators and contemporary ethics in online content creation, we would encourage anyone concerned with any copyright issues regarding our content to contact us so we can discuss the concerns and address it in a mutually agreeable process based on respect for all parties involved.