How to Use:
Although this is a government series of records, copyright in the films in this series may not always be held by the crown (and therefore administered by TAHO). Many of the films were made privately and acquired by the government. Copyright may be held by the individual creators/producers and the names of these have been specified at item level where possible.
As a GUIDE ONLY:
Films made before 1 May 1969
DRAMATIC (Feature films + advertising) - copyright expired IF CREATOR DIED BEFORE 1 January 1955, otherwise copyright exists for life of creator or author of images (whichever longer) + 70 years
NON-DRAMATIC (home movies + documentaries) - copyright expired IF FILM MADE BEFORE 1 January 1955, otherwise copyright exists for life of author of images + 70 years
Films made on/after 1 May 1969 - duration of copyright is year first published + 70 years
Please be advised that this footage may contain words and descriptions that may be culturally sensitive, which reflect the attitude of the period in which the film was produced, and which may be considered inappropriate today.