Copyright Issues

It is not my intention to infringe anybody's rights. For that reason, I've removed some of the content that was previously on Mustang!

In the case of this site, copyright is mostly relevant for photographs. The pictures that I have kept on Mustang! fall in the following categories. This information is based on Wikipedia guideline material concerning legal use of photographs. If you have reason to believe one of the photographs used on the website is not in the public domain, please contact me and I will either credit the image properly, or remove it from the website.

Also, whenever possible, I've tried to indicate the name of the photographer as well as the source from which the image was obtained. While this is not directly related to copyright questions, it just seems fair to do so. If you have help me credit wartime photographers correctly, please do so.


Australian Photographs

According to Australian law, all government-produced works have a copyright that expires 50 years after the creation of that work. Photographs are treated differently: those that are not government-produced works but were taken before 1955 are in the public domain.

Canadian Photographs

According to Canadian law, photographs taken prior to 1 January 1949 are in the public domain. Also, any picture subject to Crown copyright is copyrighted for a period of 50 years after its first publication.

Chinese Photographs

According to Chinese law, photographs go into the public domain 50 years after their creation.

Cuban Photographs

According to Cuban law, the copyright of a photograph expires 25 years after their publication.

Israeli Photographs

According to Israeli law, any image that is a work of an Israeli Defence Force soldier or employee, taken or made during the course of the person's official duties is a work of the Israeli federal government. The image is therefore in the public domain.

Swedish Photographs

According to Swedish law, photographs taken before 1 January 1969 are in the public domain.

United Kingdom Goverment Photographs

According to British law, any photograph created by the United Kingdom Government and taken prior to 1 June 1957 is in the public domain.

US Federal Government Photographs

According to US law, any image that is a work of a U.S. Air Force Airman or employee, taken or made during the course of the person's official duties, is a work of the U.S. federal government and is in the public domain.


Other pictures featured on this website are believed to be out of copyright, either because of expiration of the original copyright, or because the material has been explicitly released into the public domain by its creator(s).




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