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Notices on Our Content (hover on each phrase): Member Protected Content  Walk Access Restrictions May Apply   

Our understanding is that in Australia (home of this website) Copyright subsists to the Contributor for website content. Whilst no formal copyright notice is required to protect that entitlement, there is a small print copyright notice at the bottom of the website intended to warn users that the website content is subject to copyright whether it be for TMNHA or a contributor's benefit. If an author requests more prominent notice with their content then we can add their notice assuming the wording is acceptable to TMNHA and does not detract from general website display.

We note from Australian Copyright Council;

A work does not need to have the copyright notice or the author’s name on it to be protected. The absence of a copyright notice or the author’s name may of course make it more difficult to obtain permission.

The TMNHA website is a compilation of content (e.g. text, images, and various multimedia)  

This content comes from many sources:

  1. Past and future TMNHA printed or recorded materials published outside the website
  2. Content contributed by members and non-members for website display according to the objects of TMNHA (including for the nature interaction activities of TMNHA sub-groups or affiliates)
  3. Data collected for the Database as collected by TMNHA members, Non-members, Other Associations or Organisations who wish to use the TMNHA Database for website management and display of the data

Our attitude is that content of the TMNHA website is free for personal use but re-publishing outside the website should have attribution to TMNHA and the indicated author (if any) of the content unless a more specific copyright restriction is evident for the content. Non-personal use (Commercial or Government) requires approval of TMNHA and indicated authors.

A suitable attribution would be:

"Content (or data) obtained from website of Tamborine Mountain Natural History Association Inc @ www.naturalhistory.org.au and its author as indicated therein." (please insert authors if indicated)

We encourage photos and videos to only be submitted at a quality only sufficient for website display but at a resolution generally unsuitable for quality commercial printing. We encourage photos and videos to be submitted with the owners copyright watermark if they so wish. Otherwise, we can not confirm track the original photo submitter with the image or otherwise.

The website was configured for a not for profit association and is developed and maintained by volunteers for the objects of the Association which include promoting the sharing of natural history knowledge. It relies on members to respect the parameters of the system and the community co-operative approach to managing the website to keep it operational and a growing source of local natural history information and encouragement for more people to respect and participate cooperatively with nature.
 
Some knowledge may have restricted access for various reasons. Requirements for restricted access must be discussed with the indicated author (or for data tables the authorised data table editor) and then with the Web-managers to determine available practical implementation.

A website allows multiple applications of the same content throughout different displays of website content. TMNHA requests content contributors agree to that content usage. This is not designed to remove the contributors ownership but to ensure TMNHA can maximise the effectiveness of communicating the content and achieving the objects of TMNHA within the website and also alleviate the volunteer management from complex copyright use tracking of content for approval of each use within the website. If a contributor is aggrieved by a usage, the intention is to remove that usage except for where it was contributed for first display in the website (subject to variations agreed with a contributor on first contribution).

Also in line with TMNHA constitution objectives, it may also be considered appropriate by the management committee to submit data collected to natural history related research databases of not-for-profit associations and government (e.g. Museum or Bird Atlas).

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Why does attentiveness to nature matter? In a very fundamental sense, we are what we pay attention to. Paying heed to beauty, grace, and everyday miracles promotes a sense of possibility and coherence that runs deeper and truer than the often illusory commercial, social "realities" advanced by mainstream contemporary culture. ... Our attention is precious, and what we choose to focus it on has enormous consequences. What we choose to look at, and to listen to--these choices change the world. As Thich Nhat Hanh has pointed out, we become the bad television programs that we watch. A society that expends its energies tracking the latest doings of the celebrity couple is fundamentally distinct from one that watches for the first arriving spring migrant birds, or takes a weekend to check out insects in a mountain stream, or looks inside flowers to admire the marvelous ingenuities involved in pollination. The former tends to drag culture down to its lowest commonalities; the latter can lift us up in a sense of unity with all life. The Way of Natural History, edited by Thomas Lowe Fleischner and published by Trinity University Press (Texas)