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Intellectual Property Information


    1. Applicability

      The terms of Part A of this Notice govern your use or access to and any other website operated by Telstra Corporation Limited (ACN 051 775 556, ABN 33 051 775 556) or its related bodies corporate ("we", "us") which links to this Notice (each a "Telstra Website").

    2. Telstra's Content
      1. All copyright and other intellectual property rights subsisting in the Telstra Websites and contents on them (including, without limitation, the software, design, text and graphics comprised in Telstra Websites and the selection and layout of Telstra Websites) are owned or licensed by us and protected by the laws of Australia and other countries.
      2. You are authorized to view a Telstra Website and its contents using your web browser.
      3. You must not otherwise reproduce, transmit (including broadcast), communicate, adapt, distribute, sell, modify or publish or otherwise use any of the material on a Telstra Website, including audio and video excerpts, except as permitted by statute or with our prior written consent.
    3. Telstra's Trade Marks

      The Telstra Websites include registered trade marks and trade marks which are the subject of pending applications or which are otherwise protected by law including, but not limited to the word TELSTRA, the Telstra logo, the T Logo, BIGPOND, WHITE PAGES, YELLOW PAGES, YELLOW, the walking fingers logo, TRADING POST, NEXT G, SENSIS and WHEREIS.

      CitySearch® and the CitySeach logo are registered trade marks of CitySearch Australia Pty Ltd.

      Sensis Pty Ltd (ABN 30 007 423 912) has responsibility for production of Yellow Pages® and White Pages® directories and related products on behalf of Telstra Corporation Limited and for CitySearch® products on behalf of CitySearch Australia Pty Ltd and CitySearch Canberra Pty Ltd and is an authorised licensee of the relevant trade marks. You may not use our trade marks or the names 'Telstra Corporation Limited', 'Telstra Corporation' or 'Telstra' or the name of any of our related companies without our prior written consent.

    4. Links to third party sites

      The Telstra Websites may contain links to third party websites. The links are provided solely for your convenience and do not indicate, expressly or impliedly, any endorsement by us of the sites or the information, products or services provided at those sites.

      You access those sites and use the information, products and services made available at those sites solely at your own risk.

    5. Linking to Telstra Websites

      Telstra welcomes links to Telstra Websites in accordance with the following terms and conditions:

      1. You may only create a link to the front page of a Telstra Website, for example, or You must not create any links to a specific webpage within a Telstra Website (for example, this webpage:, a practice often known as "deep linking".
      2. You must not create the link or use it in any way to represent or imply falsely, deceptively or confusingly that:
        1. we sponsor, endorse or are affiliated with or related to any third party (including you) or product; or
        2. you are providing, or are the source of, any goods or services provided by us.
      3. You use and link to a Telstra Website at your own risk. Except to the extent that any law imposes liability on us which cannot be excluded, we will not be liable for any loss or damage from any cause (including negligence) to your website and system, or to people linking to us from your website(s), caused by or in connection with a link to a Telstra Website. Any such loss or damage will be your responsibility.
      4. Your website, and any material on it, must conform to accepted standards of public decency and good taste. It must not expose us to any risk of liability under any criminal or civil law, or liability arising from the infringement of a third party's rights. Neither you nor the material on your website may disparage us or our goods or services.
      5. You agree to indemnify us and keep us indemnified against all actions, claims, costs, demands, damages or liability arising in any manner from a breach by you of these terms and conditions.
      6. Your website must not frame a webpage of any Telstra Website, and when a link to a Telstra Website created in accordance with clause 4(a) is clicked by a user:
        1. the front page of the relevant Telstra Website must be shown in full without distortion; and
        2. the URL of the front page of the relevant Telstra Website (e.g. or must be displayed in the address bar of the user's web browser.

    1. Illegal downloading / file sharing

      The Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) protects materials such as films, music, books and computer programs. It is an infringement of copyright to download, copy, share or distribute such materials unless it is expressly permitted by the Copyright Act or you have the permission of the copyright owner. You must not use Telstra's services to do any of these things. If you do then your BigPond service could be terminated and you face potential legal action by the copyright owner.

    2. Designated Copyright Representative

      Division 2AA of Part V of the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) and Part 3A of the Copyright Regulations 1969 (Cth) establish a scheme (Safe Harbour Scheme) which limits the remedies available against carriage service providers for infringements of copyright that relate to the carrying out of certain online activities by carriage service providers.

      Telstra designates the person holding the position identified below as its designated representative to receive notifications and notices issued under the Safe Harbour Scheme in relation to all activities carried out by Telstra as a carriage service provider. These activities cover a number of businesses of Telstra and its subsidiaries, including Telstra BigPond and Sensis.

      Designated Copyright Representative
      Telstra Corporation Limited

      Contact Details:
      Email address:
      Postal address: Level 38, 242 Exhibition Street Melbourne, Vic 3000 Australia
      Fax Number: (03) 9650 9306

      Last updated: January 2010