The National Library endorses these position statements on copyright, issued by National & State Libraries Australasia (NSLA).
NSLA's position on copyright exceptions and limitations, including Crown copyright, duration of copyright, fair dealing and orphan works (June 2011).
Principles and standards of a reasonable search by a library to identify the copyright owner before using an orphan work (2011).
Guidelines for NSLA libraries for dealing with works where the copyright owner is unknown (2010).
NSLA supports the principle that public domain works should be publicly accessible and available for re-use (April 2012).
Policy framework and principles for Indigenous content held in NSLA library collections (2010).