OGRE Licensing Conditions

Four licence levels apply to imagery purchased through the Optical, Geospatial, Radar and Elevation (OGRE) data and services panel. Licence level A is the least restrictive, level D is the most restrictive. In the interests of cooperative procurement the less restrictive licences are preferred.

Table 1. OGRE Licence Levels - Legal terms and condtions
Level Description
CC-BY Creative
Commons
Attribution 3.0 Australia
Creative Commons Attribution Licence

This licence lets others distribute, remix and build upon a work, even commercially, as long as they credit the original creator/s (and any other nominated parties). This is the most accommodating of the licences in terms of what others can do with the work.

Level A

Ownership of Foreground IP vests in Geoscience Australia or the Agency submitting the Official Order (Agency). No limits as to use, exploitation, reproduction, adaptation or sublicensing of Foreground IP.

Level B

Ownership of Foreground IP vests in the Contractor. The Contractor grants a perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide, non-exclusive licence (including a right of sub-license) for the Foreground IP to be used, reproduced (including by displaying on a secure network at full resolution and on a public website, for viewing only), adapted and exploited, except for commercial purposes, by the licensees and persons and companies undertaking services for, on behalf of, or in collaboration with the licensees. The licence is granted to all of the following:

  • Australian government departments, agencies, authorities and companies (including the Australian defence force);
  • state and territory government departments, agencies, authorities and companies;
  • local/municipal government departments, agencies, authorities and companies; and
  • other entities with responsibility for managing natural resource management regions.
Level C

Ownership of Foreground IP vests in the Contractor. The Contractor grants a perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide, non-exclusive licence (including a right of sublicense) for the Foreground IP to be used, reproduced (including by displaying on a secure network at full resolution and on a public website, for viewing only), adapted and exploited, except for commercial purposes, by the licensees and persons and companies undertaking services for, on behalf of, or in collaboration with the licensees. The licence is granted to Australian government departments, agencies, authorities and companies (including the Australian defence force).

Level D

Ownership of Foreground IP vests in the Contractor. The Contractor grants a perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide, non-exclusive licence (including a right of sublicense) for the Foreground IP to be used, reproduced (including by displaying on secure network at full resolution and on a public website, for viewing only), adapted and exploited, except for commercial purposes, by the licensees and persons and companies undertaking services for, on behalf of, or in collaboration with the licensees.


Table 2. A simplified representation of OGRE Licence Levels
Licence IP Ownership Users
CC-BY Creative
Commons Attribution
3.0 Australia
Creative Commons Attribution Licence

Supplier

Everyone
OGRE A

Buyer

The buyer and whoever the buyer chooses
OGRE B

Supplier

All levels of Australian government, Commonwealth (including ADF), State and Territory, Local and Municipal and natural resource management entities
OGRE C

Supplier

All Australian Commonwealth entities (including ADF)
OGRE D

Supplier

All nominated licensees

Note: Actual legal terms and condtions will be used when contracting for supplies and services through the OGRE.

Topic contact: ogre@ga.gov.au Last updated: November 18, 2013