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Benefits of AEShareNet licences for copyright owners

This page focuses on the benefits of the AEShareNet licences to assist owners to choose a licence for their materials. It should be read in conjunction with the Licensing Overview which provides a general introduction to the licences.

There are two types of AEShareNet licences:

Instant licences

Descriptions below:

Mediated licences

Descriptions below:

AEShareNet-FfE - Free for Education

Material with the AEShareNet Free for Education mark may be freely used and copied for educational purposes as defined on the AEShareNet website but the owner retains full control of its use for any other purposes.

The FfE mark can be applied to any material, this could include government information, company fact sheets, checklists, technical specifications, marketing materials and content on a publicly accessible website.

 

What are the benefits to me of licensing under FfE?

For more information on AEShareNet-FfE go to www.aesharenet.com.au/FfE2/

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AEShareNet-U - Unlocked Content

Material with the AEShareNet-U mark may be freely copied, adapted and used by anyone. Intended for situations where the owner does not require acknowledgement as the original source of the content and there is no requirement to maintain a consolidated version. Examples might include checklists and guidelines which can be freely adapted for an organisation’s own circumstances; or professional development materials.

What are the benefits to me of licensing under U?

For more information on AEShareNet-U go to www.aesharenet.com.au/U4/

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AEShareNet-S – Share and Return

Material may be used and enhanced by anyone free of charge but copyright in the enhancements consolidates with the owner.

What are the benefits to me of licensing under S?

For government agencies this facilitates the objective of ensuring that publicly funded material is widely available and is able to be adapted and maintained.

Developers of learning resources can advertise their expertise in an area by listing resources they have developed under an S licence and get the benefit of incorporating changes and improvements made by other users into material they own This could assist in growing the pool of materials available nationally, and reducing the costs of duplication of effort.

For more information on AEShareNet-S go to www.aesharenet.com.au/S4/

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AEShareNet-P – Preserve Integrity

The material may be freely copied but only in its original form including the owner’s copyright notice. Typical uses would be for policy documents, research reports, speeches, curriculum documents and Training Packages, technical standards, statistical information and data sets, and statutory notices. Suitable for any material which needs to be widely available but for which a single authoritative and accurate version is required.

What are the benefits to me of licensing under P?

For more information on AEShareNet-P go to www.aesharenet.com.au/P4/

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AEShareNet-C – Commercial Licence

License conditions can be customised by the owner and a Licence Fee and/or Royalties may be charged. Can only be used as mediated licence as part of the AEShareNet licensing system. Typical use: learning resources.

What are the benefits to me of licensing under C?

For more information on AEShareNet-C go to www.aesharenet.com.au/C/

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AEShareNet-E - End-user Licence

Intended for materials to be used on an as-is basis. An E licence can be taken out by an individual to use the material themselves, or by an organisation for use within the organisation including by an educational organisation for use by students. Can only be used as a mediated licence as part of the AEShareNet system. Typical uses: software, multimedia products or multiple copies.

What are the benefits to me of licensing under E?

For more information on AEShareNet-E go to www.aesharenet.com.au/E/

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