AEShareNet-S - the Share and Return instant licence
Standard Licence Regime for Sharing and Returning improvements. Material with AEShareNet-S Licence Mark may be freely used, copied, adapted and distributed. But copyright in any Enhancements consolidates with the owner. Encourages adaptation, whilst reducing fragmentation of ownership of different versions.
On this page:
- What can I do with material bearing the Share and Return mark?
- How does a licence arise?
- Can the licence conditions be varied?
- Legal notice
- More information
What can I do with material bearing the Share and Return mark?
You may use, copy, adapt and/or re-distribute any material covered by an AEShareNet-S licence.
The term 'use' means read, view, play, perform, operate and/or execute the material (depending on the its nature and format).
There is no limit on the number of copies that can be made.
You may copy part or all of the material.
You may develop enhancements of the material. You agree that copyright in any enhancements vests automatically in the original copyright owner. If you distribute the enhancement, you should provide the licensor with a copy of the material as distributed.
You may exercise your licence rights only within limits inherent in the version of the material legitimately acquired by you. You may not deal with the material in a manner:
- that involves circumvention of a technological protection measure
- that might mislead or deceive any person; or
- that infringes the author’s Moral Rights.
You should retain any copyright information or other ‘metadata’ (including the Share and Return mark) on copies or enhanced versions that you develop, in accordance with the rules of the AEShareNet-S Licence Protocol.
You may distribute or communicate copies of the licensed material to third parties, in original or enhanced form. You are entitled to charge a commercial fee for the provision of such material.
You may not assign or sublicence any of your rights under the licence.
How does a licence arise?
You do not need to do anything to formalise a Share and Return licence. The licence arises automatically if and when:
- the copyright owner has applied the Share and Return 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 Share and Return mark is retained
- you obtained that copy by legitimate means (eg, without circumventing any technological protection measure).
Can the licence conditions be varied?
The copyright owner may add additional (more restrictive) conditions of the licence by inclusion in the metadata applied within, on or in relation to the source copy. You must comply with any added conditions restricting the usual scope of the licence stated above.
It is your responsibility to confirm that the Share and Return 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 email@example.com.
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 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-S licence rules.
For more information on AEShareNet-S: The authoritative legal documents which define the AEShareNet-S licence are:
- the AEShareNet-S Licence Protocol (version 4), read together with
- the Licence Glossary and Explanation (version 2)
For owners of materials:
- Benefits of AEShareNet licences for copyright owners assists owners to choose a licence for their materials.
- To offer your own material under Share and Return see Applying AEShareNet licence marks.