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This SPECIFICATION LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR THE 1EdTech Consortium, INC. (“AGREEMENT”) is entered into by the 1EdTech Consortium, Inc. (“1EdTech”) and the Licensee. The Licensee is not required to become a Registered User. Becoming a Registered User affords certain benefits to the Licensee.
a. 1EdTech is a nonprofit membership organization with global scope that develops standards, promotes innovation, and researches best practices for learning products and services in cooperation with its member organizations.
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c. 1EdTech specifications are published solely for the purpose of enabling interoperability among learning products and services used by the education and training communities served by 1EdTech members and are made available under license to Registered Users solely to further that purpose.
d. 1EdTech is the sole arbitrator of compliance to the Specification(s) and the sole grantor of 1EdTech compliant designations of any kind. 1EdTech is the sole maintainer and evolver of the Specification(s).
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You, (the Licensee) and your organization (the Licensee organization) are legally bound by this agreement with respect to your usage of the 1EdTech Specification(s) designated in Section 6.
In addition to the terms defined elsewhere in this Agreement, the following terms, when used herein, shall have the following meanings:
a. "Contributing Member" means any entity that has entered into and has in effect the standard agreement setting forth a Contributing Member’s rights and obligations in connection with 1EdTech.
b. "Affiliate Member" means the service provided by 1EdTech to subscriber organizations to support development of products and services based on the 1EdTech Specification(s).
c. "Development Partner(s)” are any and all organizations that work with the Licensee to develop interoperable or compatible products or services based on the Specification(s).
d. “1EdTech” means the 1EdTech Consortium, Inc., a Delaware corporation with a place of business at 801 International Parkway, 5th Floor, PMB #112, Lake Mary, FL 32746, USA.
e. "IPR" are intellectual property rights, including without limitation, copyrights, trade secrets, trademarks and patent claims.
f. "IPR Policy" means the specific policy agreed to by 1EdTech Contributing Members as described on the web page: IPR Policy
g. “Licensee” is the person or persons using or copying the 1EdTech specification.
h. "Licensee organization" is the organization that the licensee represents at the time of registration.
i. "Materials" are any work product of the 1EdTech consortium.
j. "Registered User” means an individual providing contact information and thereby being a point of contact with an organization that uses the Specification(s). Registration provides benefits in terms of becoming a distributor of the specification as well as joining the 1EdTech mailing list to receive updates on 1EdTech activities, including maintenance and upgrades of the specification.
k. "Related Party" is any entity that is directly or indirectly controlled by the Licensee. For this purpose, “control” means beneficial ownership or the right to exercise more than 50% of the voting power for the entity.
l. "Required Elements” are the elements of the Specification(s) identified as being Mandatory or Alternative (“Alternative” means that the Implementer is required to select one or more alternatives when implementing the Specification(s)).
m. "Specification(s)" means the specific specification or specifications from which this statement is linked.
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a. Ownership Of Copyrights.
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b. Intellectual Property Rights Claims.
1EdTech produced Materials are notated with potential IPR claims according to the 1EdTech IPR Policy. Users of the 1EdTech Specification(s) are advised to read the notations carefully. 1EdTech takes no position with respect to any IPR rights claimed. 1EdTech invites any interested party to bring to its attention any copyrights, patents or patent applications, or other proprietary rights, which may cover technology that may be required to implement the Specification(s).
Any use of the Specifications(s) or other Materials provided by 1EdTech must be accompanied by the copyright legends provided with full attribution given to 1EdTech.
3. Grant of License to Copy and Distribute
1EdTech hereby grants a Registered User an irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free, nontransferable, nonexclusive, nonsublicenseable license to reproduce and distribute the Specification(s) in their entirety with all copyright legends and notices intact. The Registered User must provide complete and accurate registration information, including name, organizational affiliation, title within the organization, and full contact information. Providing incomplete or inaccurate registration information voids this license agreement.
The Specification(s) may not be modified in any way, such as by removing the copyright notice or references to 1EdTech, except as needed for the purpose of developing 1EdTech specifications under the auspices of a chartered 1EdTech workgroup.
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1EdTech hereby grants the Licensee Organization, its Related Parties a worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free, nontransferable, nonexclusive, nonsublicenseable license to download and utilize the Specification(s) for the purpose of developing, making, having made, using, marketing, importing, offering to sell or license, and selling or licensing, and to otherwise distribute, products that implement this Specification(s), in all cases subject to the conditions set forth in this Agreement and IPR notices contained within the Specification(s).
Licensee agrees to publicly and visibly acknowledge and attribute to 1EdTech the Specification(s) upon which products are based to any and all Development Partner(s). Distribution of machine readable implementations of this specification for the purpose of working with Development Partner(s) to develop interoperable products is granted to the licensee as long as all other provisions of this agreement are adhered to. Such rights are transferrable and sublicenseable. Development Partner(s) or other parties desiring to distribute or make original use of the Specification(s) separate from the rights granted to the licensee are encouraged to individually register with 1EdTech so that 1EdTech can provide updates on the evolution of the specification and provide information on conformance certification.
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Without limiting the generality of Section 4 above, 1EdTech ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY TO COMPILE, CONFIRM, UPDATE OR MAKE PUBLIC ANY THIRD PARTY ASSERTIONS OF PATENT OR OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS THAT MIGHT BE INFRINGED BY AN IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SPECIFICATION. IF ANY SUCH RIGHTS ARE DESCRIBED ON THE SPECIFICATION, 1EdTech TAKES NO POSITION AS TO THE VALIDITY OR INVALIDITY OF SUCH ASSERTIONS, OR THAT ALL SUCH ASSERTIONS THAT HAVE OR MAY BE MADE ARE SO LISTED.
9. Termination of License
a. Breach. In the event of a breach of this Agreement by Licensee or any of its Related Parties, 1EdTech shall give Licensee written notice and an opportunity to cure. If the breach is not cured within thirty (30) days after written notice, or if the breach is of a nature that cannot be cured, then 1EdTech may immediately or thereafter terminate the licenses granted in this Agreement; provided, however, that Licensee and its Related Parties shall be permitted to continue to use products created or obtained prior to such termination.
b. Notice. Licensee may immediately terminate the licenses granted in this Agreement upon written notice to 1EdTech.
10. Export Regulations
The technical data and technology inherent in the Specification may be subject to U.S. export control laws, including the U.S. Export Administration Act and its associated regulations, and may be subject to export or import regulations in other countries. Licensee agrees to comply strictly with all such regulations and acknowledges that it has the responsibility to obtain licenses to export, re-export, or import the Specification and Compliant Products.
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