Who owns copyright in native title connection reports?

in Indigenous Law Bulletin

Authors – Terri Janke and Eamon Ritchie

Title – ‘Who owns copyright in native title connection reports’.

Journal ‘Indigenous Law Bulletin’. Volume 8 Issue 20 Sept/Oct 2015


The native title claim process generates a great number of reports that embody Indigenous cultural knowledge. These reports are submitted as evidence, and dealing with them is subject to rules of evidence while the claim is on foot. This article asks the question: after the claim is over, who owns the reports? Who can access, reproduce or publish these culturally significant reports?


Buy PDF for $4 

© 2020 Terri Janke and Company



All professional photography is by Jamie James at James Photographic Services.

The painting  'Ancient Tracks and Waterholes' (2019) by Rene Kulitja has been used under license in the firm photographs on the TJC website homepage, staff profiles, careers and services pages. Visit Maruku Arts for more work by Rene Kulitja.

The visual artwork ‘Freshwater Lagoon 1’ by Lisa Michl Ko-manggen has been used under license in some photographs and videos. Visit Cape York Art for more work by Ko-manggen.

The painting ‘My Country’ by Bibi Barba has been used under license in some photographs and Law Way videos. Visit Bibi's website.

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation

phone: +61 2 9693 2577

email: tjc@terrijanke.com.au

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube - White Circle