AEShareNet-FfE - the Free for Education instant licence
Free for Education. Material with AEShareNet-FfE Licence Mark may be freely used and copied - but not supplied to the public. Scope of Licence is limited to Educational Purposes. This Regime is suitable for website content or Material created for advertising or promotional purposes.
On this page:
- What can I do with material bearing the Free for Education mark?
- How does a licence arise?
- Can the licence conditions be varied?
- Legal notice
- More information
What can I do with material bearing the Free for Education mark?
You may use and copy any material covered by an AEShareNet-FfE licence, for educational purposes only.
The term ‘use’ means read, view, play, perform,
operate and/or execute the material (depending on its nature and format).
The term ‘education’ means a structured program of learning and/or teaching for the benefit of a learner.
If you are an education provider or other organisation you may use the material within or for the services of your organisation. You make and give copies to learners, including by emailing them and/or by uploading them to an intranet within your organisation. You may charge for the education provided. You may also charge learners separately for the material on a cost-recovery basis only.
If you are an individual learner you may use the material personally for your education, such as including it (with proper attribution) in work that you do in the course of that education.
There is no limit on the number of copies that can be made. You may copy part or all of the material.
You may not 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.)
You may exercise your licence rights only within limits inherent in the version of the material legitimately acquired by 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 that is applied within, on or in relation to the material.
You should retain any copyright information or other metadata (including the Free for Education mark) on any copies that you make, in accordance with the rules of the AEShareNet-FfE Licence Protocol.
Except as mentioned above, 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.
How does a licence arise?
You do not need to do anything to formalise an AEShareNet-FfE licence. The licence arises automatically if:
- the copyright owner has applied the Free for Education mark within, on or in relation to a copy of the material (‘the source copy’);
- you hold a copy directly or indirectly derived from the source copy, on which the Free for Education mark is retained; and
- you obtained that copy by legitimate means (eg, without hacking into
a restricted file server).
Can the licence conditions be varied?
The copyright owner may add additional (more restrictive) conditions of the licence by inclusion in the metadata. You must comply with any added conditions restricting the usual scope of the licence stated above.
It is your responsibility to confirm that the Free for Education mark was applied by the copyright owner. We do not warrant that all materials which might bear the mark do so with the authority of the owner. If you identify any wrongful application of the mark please report it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
is a trade mark of TVET Australia Limited (TVET) ABN 99 062 758 632. AEShareNet is a streamlined copyright management framework established by government and managed by TVET on a non-profit basis for the education sector.
TVET Australia 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-FfE
for more information on AEShareNet-FfE: The authoritative legal documents which define the AEShareNet-FfE licence are
- the AEShareNet-FfE Licence Protocol (version 2), read together with
- the Licence Glossary and Explanation (version 2).
for examples of websites that have applied the FfE mark: see First Users of FfE Licence Marks.
for information on changes to the ‘Free for Education’ 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 apply the Free for Education mark to materials you own see Applying AEShareNet marks.
for users of materials:
- Download a Word version of the FfE Email Request to Web Managers to obtain permission to use third party materials.
for Philip Crisp's (Special Counsel, Australian Governent Solicitor) paper on the Announcement of the Free for Education (FfE) licence: (11 May 2004) click here.