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All material available on, by or from KatsBits web site or other Properties is Copyright © 2000-2016 KatsBits and their respective owners (where explicitly stated). All Rights Reserved. Subject to UK Copyright and European and International Copyright Treaty.

Unless otherwise stated, material available on KatsBits.com is for PERSONAL, EDUCATIONAL OR NON-COMMERCIAL USE ONLY, unless otherwise stated or agreed in writing from the originating Author, Publisher or Right holder.

Should questions arise from information on this page contact copyright@katsbits.com in the first instance.

DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT distribution / usage permissions

The following applies to 2D and 3D asset downloads from katsbits.com only.

NON-COMMERCIAL, NON-PROFIT USE
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Content, files or other materials are for NON-COMMERCIAL, NON-PROFIT USE ONLY.

(A) Simple Distribution
(1) Is limited to PERSONAL, EDUCATIONAL, NON-COMMERCIAL or NON-PROFIT USE ONLY.
(2) Where permitted Authorship and Source attribution must be clearly indicated/included (Author/Source and/or Contact).

(B) Modified Distribution
(1) Where permitted is limited to inclusion as part of a Modification, Total Conversion or independent Personal, Educational, Non-Commercial or Non-Profit project or product.
(2) Where permitted Authorship and Source attribution must be clearly indicated/included (Author/Source and/or Contact).

CREATIVE COMMONS LICENCE - NON-COMMERCIAL, NON-PROFIT
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(1) No CC equivalent is provided.

COMMERCIAL USE
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COMMERCIAL AND/OR FOR-PROFIT USE IS NOT PERMITTED WITHOUT EXPRESS WRITTEN PERMISSION.
(1) Content may not be re-sold, re-packaged, included, re-distribution, accessed, transferred or transmitted, IN ANY FORM, for Commercial, For-Profit or other Monetary Gain, including but not limited to solicit Paid Subscriptions or Memberships, revenue from Advertisement display or removal, link share, link bait or any other monetisation scheme(s), in any medium, without PRIOR written consent or agreement.

General Notes

These Copyright Terms of Use may supercede any individual terms included with associated files. However, individual items may included specific conditions not raised or covered by the above. Please refer to any 'readme.txt' files, where provided, on each download or contact copyright@katsbits.com for clarification or assistance.

What does this mean?

If you are an Individual or part of an Amateur, Non-Commercial, Non-Profit modification team or project, or Educational establishment, using any material downloaded from KatsBits (with the exception of scripts and other third party content not authored by KatsBits, but provided to KatsBits for the express purpose of distribution and provision of Support Service for such), then it's usually OK to distribute the files within your Personal, Educational or Non-Profit project so long as Authorship Attribution and Source origination is clearly stated. This is the traditional approach to using someone else's material in your own projects - a 'readme' file would typically contain a list of links or information regarding Source or Origin of materials used not expressly authored by the projects participants. This also serves an additional purpose of avoiding the hassle and worry associated with outside parties thinking content was 'stolen' or 'leached'. Modification of material is typically OK within the context of a Personal, Educational or Non-Profit Modification or Project, again so long as attribution (origin/authorship) is stated.

For specific requests, information or help on this topic contact copyright@katsbits.com.

What the above DOES NOT ALLOW is the '(re)packaging' of material 'as is' in any way for re-sale, and/or placement of material anywhere such that it's use directly or indirectly used to generate revenue of any kind without express permission to do so. Typically this means material should not be placed or made available on 'scraping' or 'farming' web sites set up for the sole purpose of generating revenue through the various forms of content accumulation - ad, link, article, spam or subscription farms, or were content is used as a 'pull' to generate sales of other items, products or materials (such as a tool or piece of software).

Note that third party scripts and tools not directly authored by KatsBits do not fall under the above as they have their own terms and conditions of use - usually in the "readme.txt" file or included in the body of the script text.

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Web site content copyright

The Copyright of all material specific to katsbits.com domain and associated web sites and Properties is provided under different terms and conditions than downloadable assets. The following applies where appropriate;

WEB SITE CONTENT distribution / usage permissions

The following applies, but is not limited to, all HTML, PHP or other 'served' formats, images and/or active content or components and/or data generated by the day-to-day operation of katsbits.com, except where third party material is used. The following does not explicitly apply to downloadable content or material (see above for terms).

NON-COMMERCIAL, NON-PROFIT USE ONLY
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Material directly or indirectly provided, or made available on, or from, KatsBits, or associated Domains or Properties is for NON-COMMERCIAL, NON-PROFIT USE ONLY.

(A) Simple Use
(1) Limited to PERSONAL, EDUCATIONAL, NON-COMMERCIAL or NON-PROFIT USE ONLY.
(2) Where permitted Authorship and Source attribution must be clearly indicated/included (Author/Source and/or Contact).

(B) Simple Distribution
(1) Distribution is NOT permitted in any form without express written permission.
(2) Where permitted is limited to PERSONAL, EDUCATIONAL, NON-COMMERCIAL or NON-PROFIT USE ONLY.
(3) Where permitted Authorship and Source attribution must be clearly indicated/included (Author/Source and/or Contact).

CREATIVE COMMONS EQUIVILENT
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(1) No CC equivalent is provided.

COMMERCIAL USE
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COMMERCIAL AND/OR FOR-PROFIT USE IS NOT PERMITTED WITHOUT EXPRESS WRITTEN PERMISSION.
(1) Content or material associated with katsbits.com may NOT be sold, re-sold, packaged or re-packaged, included, re-distributed, served or used in any context which may directly or indirectly result in financial gain of any kind, form, or on any medium, without prior written consent or agreement.

General Notices

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What does this mean?

If you were wanting to post information from a KatsBits tutorial in a forum topic for example, generally speaking only the pertinent sections need be quoted; posting an entire multi-page article is not necessary and goes against the general spirit upon which the material is freely accessible, provided or readily available without undue restriction. The same would also be true of posting material from KatsBits to a third-party web site as an 'article' or other form of 'content'. Again only a short quote or section need be used for which a link should be provided back to the original source. If you do post something from KatsBits elsewhere you should endeavour to clearly state where the information came from, with a link back to the original - this is for your protection as much as it is KatsBits, without clearly stating source it's easy to be accused of stealing. Similarly, images should retain any watermarks present and not be self-hosted.

What the above does not allow for is any type of commercial exploitation without prior written consent from the Author, Publisher or Right holder. This means that any forms of 'posting', 'harvesting', 'scraping' of information or data associated with KatsBits or associated Properties is not permitted. Material found on link, list, article or other types of "farm" is counter to the spirit in which it is provided and may necessitate take-down requests and/or appropriate action being taken.

Additionally data associated with, or material from KatsBits may not be used to solicit subscriptions to any products or services (premium or otherwise). This includes placing material on, but not limited to, traffic farms, public stats or any web site using and/or scraping data, directly or indirectly, generated by or as a result of, KatsBits operation and especially where doing so tricks, obfuscates or otherwise unduly influences individuals into the purchase of products or service based on being mislead into such action, or where the seller does not have permission, or lawful Right, to do so.

Exemptions

The above terms may not be applicable to material purchased from KatsBits Store. Visit KatsBits Store for more details.

Copyright remains the property of their respective owners unless otherwise stated where appropriate. For further information contact copyright@katsbits.com.

For general issues of abuse contact abuse@katsbits.com.

(Last modified Jan 2016)

Copyright © 2016 KatsBits.

DMCA

KatsBits is based in the UK and subject to protections afforded specifically by the UK Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, European Parliament Directive 2001/29/EC, and International Copyright agreements and treaty. With respect to UK, European and International Copyright, good-faith requests under the auspices of §512 of the United States Copyright Act, "DMCA", are honoured to the extent that UK, European & International Copyright Law permits. If you suspect your content is being distributed absent proper permissions contact dmca@katsbits.com (what is DMCA?).

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