The Knockaloe Charitable Trust - Visitors Centre, Website, Database, Research Retention of Copyright and Intellectual Property Rights

 

All copyright and intellectual property rights in all material within the interpretation of Knockaloe on site and within the Centre for WW1 Internment at Knockaloe, within its website, its research documents and within social media and all other output created by The Knockaloe Charitable Trust belongs to The Knockaloe Charitable Trust and other copyright owners. These include copyright, database rights, first publication rights, patents, registered trademarks, know-how, intellectual or industrial property rights including format, art direction, look, feel and content.

 

All images and text within the Centre for WW1 Internment and its interpretation of Knockaloe, its website, its app and social media and research documents are subject to The Knockaloe Charitable Trust’s copyright, and other copyright owners where referenced as such.

 

All copyright and intellectual property rights over the Charity’s work provided in any format including verbal, written, digitally, via interpretation or in any other way, either specifically in its exact wording, or in its substance belongs to the Charity. Permission should be sought for any use of such intellectual property and research originated by the Charity or interlinked by the Charity, and every instance of such usage should be clearly referenced as being research originally undertaken by the Charity, and refer to the Charity’s research and copyright and intellectual or industrial property rights including format, art direction, look, feel and content. Such referencing should also reference any underlying copyrights over the information forming a basis for that work.

 

In allowing you to utilise material created by the Charity for your filming, publication, research etc and any accompanying social media, webpage, follow up articles, book, etc, does not transfer any copyright and intellectual property rights over that information to you -  the rights over the Charity’s material are retained and reserved at all times by the Charity and such work will form the basis in whole or in part for the Charity’s material presented in any format including but not limited to social media, website, oral presentation, publications, research documents and interpretation or usage in anyway the Charity sees fit. To clarify, all rights over all material are retained by the Charity.

 

Any information shared with you by the Charity (or by any descendant or any other individual/party sharing such information on behalf of the Charity) should be treated as private and confidential and for the use advised by you and agreed with us and should not be shared with any third party in any format without the prior permission of the Charity.

 

Why is this important?

 

We are a not for profit organization and so by clearly referencing relevant aspects of your work to The Knockaloe Charitable Trust and www.knockaloe.im ensures that the vast amount of the Charity, its Trustees staff and volunteers work which is behind our research is credited but also, and most importantly, that people who may read what is published become aware of what we are doing to collate the stories of the internees and their families and bring them together in one place sharing on a 100% not for profit basis.

 

Our integrity as a Charity is critical, and we have to be cognisant of the reassurance we have given descendants who have shared their family’s personal information with us originally and make sure it will not be released in a way that allows it to be misused or monetised.

 

We also have to be cognisant of others who have shared information with us and again it is fundamental to what we are doing that there is complete trust, such as to collectors with valuable collections and to archives who have allowed us to transcribe their documents have allowed it based upon a specifically agreed usage.

 

We always request that families and do not pass our research on to anyone outside the family or place it in the public domain/online or passed to any other researcher/archive etc without our prior consent. Everything we have created at the Visitors Centre, our collections, our database work and the research we do is on a voluntary/donated basis.

 

We ask that any individual or organisation seeking to engage with us respect the time we have put into this and indeed all of our work, which is actually hugely time consuming but gladly donated by complying with the above at all times.

 

Our Commitment to respect your copyright

 

The Knockaloe Charitable Trust is committed to respecting copyright and other intellectual property rights. We also make every effort to protect The Knockaloe Charitable Trust and www.Knockaloe.im copyright and trade marks. We also take all reasonable efforts to trace the copyright owners of images and obtain permissions for reproductions within its interpretation of Knockaloe, its website and social media so that we can fully use and promote our assets as well as safeguard and provide access to our collection items.

 

All images and text, identified as The Knockaloe Charitable Trust copyright and copyright of other copyright owners may be reproduced free of charge for a number of “fair dealing” exceptions. Within the Isle of Man these exceptions to copyright are detailed under the Copyright Act 1991 see  http://www.legislation.gov.im/cms/images/LEGISLATION/PRINCIPAL/1991/1991-0008/CopyrightAct1991_5.pdf Within the UK these exceptions to copyright are as outlined within the UK’s Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, as amended and revised. These include:

•           Non-commercial research or private study

•           Use of properly referenced direct Quotation

 

A useful summary of these copyright exceptions from the UK’s Intellectual Property Office can be found here https://www.gov.uk/exceptions-to-copyright

 

Should you wish to utilise the information, images or text within the Centre for WW1 Internment and its interpretation of Knockaloe, its website and social media which are subject to The Knockaloe Charitable Trust’s copyright and copyright of other copyright owners, please do not hesitate to contact The Knockaloe Charitable Trust on info@knockaloe.im

 

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and copyright of material utilised, however and all liability which might arise from your use of and reliance on the information contained on this website is excluded.

 

Please contact us in the event that you are the owner of the copyright or related rights in any of the material utilised by the Trust:

•           and you believe that the material may be subject to a third party ownership or another legal claim,

•           or you believe that use of this material infringes your intellectual property or any other rights.

 

We will withdraw the material from our website upon receipt of your written objection and our initial verification of your complaint, while the matter is investigated. In order to process your enquiry, please provide us with the following information:

•           Your name

•           Your postal address

•           Your email address

•           Your telephone number

•           Nature of your objection and verification of your right to make the objection

•           Any additional information

The information you provide will be used only in connection with this enquiry.

 

Explanatory note regarding the Charity’s intellectual properly and copyrighted information: All copyright and intellectual property rights in all material within the interpretation of Knockaloe, its website and social media by The Knockaloe Charitable Trust belongs to The Knockaloe Charitable Trust and other copyright owners. These include copyright, database right, first publication rights, patents, registered trade marks, know-how, intellectual or industrial property rights including format, art direction, look, feel and content.

 

All images and text within the Centre for WW1 Internment and its interpretation of Knockaloe, its website and social media are subject to The Knockaloe Charitable Trust’s copyright and copyright of other copyright owners. In respect of the Trust, this copyright has been put in place because:

  • Firstly the Trust’s work is the result of 10 years detailed and costly work in archives etc going through reams and reams of source documents and with specific permission given to us for what we are doing. This has been a massive investment in time and cost to research and write. If it were available elsewhere that investment would be devalued. We have developed relationships with various archives – we have been given specific permission from those archives to use the information in the way that we have and so we are not in a position to disseminate that in any different way other than directly by the Charity in the Visitors Centre as agreed with them.

  • Secondly the Trust has brought the images, text and overall interpretation together to create something unique and well researched on the Island so the people who visit have something new to see which cannot be seen elsewhere. Therefore we shall not be putting it online because we don’t want it available elsewhere. This way it brings people to us which helps us to collate the information for all of the descendants’ benefit. Donations by visitors is what will keep the Visitors Centre viable into the future. Restricting images and text by copyright ensures it stays for use only at the Visitors Centre allowing it to generate a revenue which will ensure its future.

  • Lastly we have invested in so much of the original archive material at substantial cost. The same goes for others who have allowed us access to their collections. We have had to get specific permissions re the images used where we do not own the copyright ourselves- as such we cannot allow other people to use them in any public way at all. Included within the images are also those the Trust has had to pay to license their use for the pre agreed purpose and we are specifically not allowed to let other people use them – anyone using them would need to contact the copyright owners directly. The Trust’s interpretation of Knockaloe contain thousands of pounds worth of photograph licenses. If we allow others to use them those copyright owners could legitimately take legal action against us for loss of revenue.