AEShareNet-E - The End-user Licence
End-user Licence. Suited to software, learning objects or other commoditised products, to be used by Licensee - but not supplied to the public. Material Registration may list multiple deliverables; Licensor selects quantity of each Item. Conditions of a Licence deliverable may be customised in Item Description.
On this page:
- How is a licence created?
- How is the material supplied?
- What can I do with material licensed under an End-user Licence?
- Can the standard licence conditions be varied?
- How is the licence managed?
- Legal notice
- More information.
How is a licence created?
Any copyright material may be offered for licensing under the End-user Licence protocol. The licensor who makes the offer is either the copyright owner or someone authorised by the copyright owner, eg, a publisher, distributor, collecting society or other person acting on their behalf. A licensor must be an AEShareNet member. Membership is open to anyone.
Licences are mediated through the AEShareNet licensing system. The licensor extends a licence offer by cataloguing (registering a description of) the licensed material on the AEShareNet website. The licensor may itemise a range of licence types and associated products and/or services (‘deliverables’). The licensor sets out an ‘item description’ and unit price for each deliverable.
To facilitate discovery, the licensor may also apply the End-user Licence mark to published copies of the licensed material, with a URL link to the material registration.
A licensee does not have to be an AEShareNet member. The AEShareNet-E materials catalogue is available for viewing on the AEShareNet website. When the licensee locates the desired material, they may select the deliverables and quantities required, and record their acceptance on the system. A one-off ‘licence fee’ is calculated, based on the deliverables and quantities chosen.
How is the material supplied?
The AEShareNet licensing system provides the means for transacting orders under the End-user Licence protocol. The supplier is responsible for the delivery of copies of the licensed material and other deliverables. The arrangements for provision of the licensed material (including any details of format, packaging, delivery time, etc) may be stated in the relevant item description. The AEShareNet licensing system facilitates fulfilment of the order by providing notification of the transaction to the licensor.
What can I do with material licensed under an End-user Licence?
Under a standard End-user Licence, you may use the licensed material, subject to any conditions in the relevant ‘item description’.
The term ‘use’ means read, view, play, perform,
operate and/or execute the material (depending on its nature and format).
Subject to the item description, you may be entitled to make further copies of the licensed material.
You may also be permitted to develop an enhanced version of the material. An ‘enhanced’ version involves blending of substantial new material with the original material so as to give rise to a new layer of copyright. The copyright in any enhancements would vest in the original copyright owner.
You may exercise your licence rights only within limits inherent in the version of the material delivered to you. You may not circumvent a technological protection measure. You may not deal with the material or associated metadata in a manner:
- that might mislead or deceive any person; or
- that infringes the author’s Moral Rights.
The term ‘metadata’ means information about the licensed material (whether or not in digital form) that is applied within, on or in relation to the material.
You should retain any copyright information or other metadata (including the End-user Licence mark) on copies or enhanced versions that you develop, in accordance with the rules of the AEShareNet-E Licence Protocol.
You may not distribute or communicate copies of the licensed material to third parties.
You may not assign or sub-license any of your rights under the licence.
Can the standard licence conditions be varied?
The item description for a licence deliverable may set out additional (more restrictive) conditions than the standard rules described above. Such ‘special conditions’ may state (for example):
- that the licence is to expire after two years;
- that the product is licensed for ‘academic’ use only;
- that a ‘royalty’ of A$300 is payable for implementing the product on each additional desktop.
How is the licence managed?
The AEShareNet licensing system assists the parties by maintaining records relating to their licences, which may be inspected on line. We provide periodic reports on current licences and issue reminder notices regarding due dates for royalty reports and licence expiries.
Any licence fees or royalties must be paid through the AEShareNet, system in accordance with the systems and transaction fees are levied where appropriate.
In the event of any dispute between the parties, the dispute resolution
process described in the AEShareNet Charter applies.
The licensor and licensee may amend the licence by editing the details set out in the licence record. They may also agree to terminate the licence. Variation or termination of a licence is mediated through the AEShareNet licensing system.
is a trade mark of TVET Australia Limited (TVET) ABN 99 062 758 632. The AEShareNet licensing system is a streamlined copyright management framework established by government and managed by TVET on a non-profit basis for the education sector. TVET provides licence protocols and systems for mediating licences, but is not thereby a party to a licence. TVET does not determine the materials to which the mark is applied, and gives no warranty of any sort regarding those materials.
This document is an abridged explanation of the AEShareNet-E (version 2) licence rules, and constitutes ‘Extrinsic Material’ for the purposes of clause 2.5 of the AEShareNet Charter.
for more information on AEShareNet-E: The authoritative legal documents which define the End-user Licence are
- the AEShareNet-E Licence Protocol (version 2), read together with
- the Licence Glossary and Explanation (version 2).
for more information on changes to the End-user Licence: see Versions of AEShareNet Licences.
for owners of materials:
- Benefits of AEShareNet licences for copyright owners assists owners to choose a licence for their materials.
- To extend an End-user Licence for materials you own, see How do I join AEShareNet?.