Restrictive Licence Template

The AusGOAL framework supports users when, in rare circumstances, application of a Creative Commons licence will not be appropriate.  For example, an organisation may supply health records or other personal information to another party to conduct medical research.  AusGOAL has been designed to cater for all of an organisations information licensing needs.  The Restrictive Licence Template (RLT) has been developed specifically for material that may contain personal or other confidential information. It may also be used for other reasons, including material to be licensed under some form of limiting or restrictive condition (e.g. a time limit on use, or payment arrangements other than an initial once-only fee).

The RLT has two parts: the Main Part and the Schedule. The Main Part contains all of the relevant standard clauses and should not be edited. The Schedule contains information unique to the transaction and allows users to activate or deactivate clauses in the Main Part.

Implementing the Restrictive Licence Template

If your organisation distributes information or data that cannot be licensed under one of the Creative Commons Licences ( the AusGOAL principles require that you license your information with the least restrictive licence appropriate to the material), you may wish to use the RLT.  Organisations can implement the RLT in a number of ways.  

  1. The RLT may be completed uniquely for each transaction, as a bespoke agreement.  This approach is similar to the way many organisations currently negotiate licensing agreements and may be time consuming.  It is best suited to organisations that rarely enter into restrictive licensing arrangements.
  2. The RLT may pre-complete a few versions of the RLT, with different conditions, for transactions which may be common for the organisation but nevertheless require a more restrictive licence than the Creative Commons licences.  Organisations may also choose to have the pre-completed versions settled by their legal advisors.  Once prepared, the pre-completed RLT's may be made available widely throughout an organisation and be used "off-the-shelf".
  3. An organisation may choose to use both methods above.

What does the Restrictive Licence Template Include?

In brief, the Restrictive Licence Template includes the following elements and variables:

You are free to:

  • to acquire the material according to the terms you have agreed to with the supplier
  • to use and modify the material according to the terms you have agreed to with the supplier
  • to do other things with the material according to the terms you have agreed to with the supplier

You are required:

  • to pay any fees that you have agreed to with the supplier
  • provide any indemnity that you have agreed to with the supplier
  • to protect confidential information according to the use constraints and protective terms you have agreed to with the supplier
  • to protect personal information according to the use constraints and protective terms you have agreed to with the supplier
  • to comply with additional conditions that you have agreed to with the supplier.

You are not permitted:

  • to share, to copy, distribute and transmit this material unless the supplier has expressly agreed that you can do this
  • to commercialise you may not use this material for commercial purposes unless the supplier has agreed that you can do this
  • to infringe the copyright owner’s moral rights.

A completed and signed copy of the Restrictive Licence agreement should accompany any materials licensed under the Restrictive Licence Template.

Download

You can download the Restrictive Licence Template here.