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All material is strictly for NON-COMMERCIAL use only, unless otherwise stated or agreed in writing from the originating Author, Publisher or Right holder.
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DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT distribution permissions [updated Feb. 2012]
The following applies to 2D and 3D asset downloads from katsbits.com only.
Materials, files and/or their respective content is for NON-COMMERCIAL USE ONLY.
- is permitted AS IS, providing content is not changed or altered in any way. Authorship and Origination attribution should be included.
- is permitted as part of a Modification, Total Conversion or independent project providing authorship attributions is included (author name & contact details).
CREATIVE COMMONS LICENCE - NON-COMMERCIAL
Where specific cc licensing information is required this file and its contents are copyright under the equivalent of the following Creative Commons licence:
"Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported"
For more information on this cc licence see the following link
COMMERCIAL USE of any kind is NOT permitted without prior written agreement. Material is not for re-sale, inclusion or re-distribution in any form or on any medium without PRIOR written consent or agreement. Material may not be used as a mechanism to encourage subscription to, for any other type of paid for service, products or materials directly or indirectly.
What does this mean?
If you are an individual or part of an amateur, non-commercial and/or educational MOD team or project using any material downloaded from KatsBits (with the exception of scripts and other third party content), then it's usually OK to distribute the files within your project so long as authorship attribution and origination is clearly stated, which is the traditional approach to using someone else's material in your own projects - a 'readme' file would typica;;y contain a list of links and/or information with regards to the source or origin of any material used not authored by the projects participants. This also serves an additional purpose of avoiding the hassle and worry associated with someone thinking content was 'stolen' or 'leached' when that is in fact not the case. Modification of material is usually OK within the context of your MOD or project, again so long as attribution (origin/authorship) is stated. For specific requests and or information about this, get in touch.
What the above does not allow is the '(re)package' of material in any way for re-sale, and/or placement of material anywhere such that it's use directly or indirectly generates revenue of any kind without express permission to do so. Typically this means material should not be placed or made available on web sites set up for the sole purpose of generating revenue through the various forms of 'farming' - 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 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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The Copyright of all material specific to katsbits.com domain and associated web site is provided under different terms and conditions than downloadable assets. The following applies where appropriate;
WEB SITE copyright / usage permissions [updated Feb. 2012]
The following applies, but is not limited to, all HTML, PHP or other 'served' formats, images and/or activeX 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 USE ONLY
All material directly or indirectly provided by, or made available on or from Katsbits domain and associated properties is for NON-COMMERCIAL use only.
- is permitted providing material is NOT changed, altered, modified in any way or duplicated verbatim. Authorship and Origination Attribution must be included and clearly marked at all times.
- is permitted providing material is NOT changed, altered or modified in any way. Authorship and Origination Attribution must be included and clearly marked at all times.
CREATIVE COMMONS EQUIVILENT
Where specific cc licensing information is required content and material associated with katsbits.com domain is copyright under the equivalent of the following Creative Commons licence:
"Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivative Works 2.0"
For more information on this cc licence see the following link
COMMERCIAL USE of any kind is NOT permitted. 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 from the Author, Publisher or Right holder.
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 provided, especially if the originating source is easily accessible and readily available. 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 hosted.
What the above does not allow is any type of commercial exploitation without prior written consent from the Author, Publisher or Right holder. This means that any forms of 'posting' and 'harvesting' information and data associated with KatsBits 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 result in take-down requests and/or the appropriate action being taken.
Additionally data associated with, or material from KatsBits may not be used to garner or solicit payment for 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 and service based on being mislead into such action or where the seller does not have a permissioned or lawful Right to do so.
The above terms may not be applicable to material purchased from KatsBits Store. Visit store for more details. Copyright remains the property of their respective owners unless otherwise stated where appropriate. For further details contact KatsBits here. If you spot any abuse or have a complaint or Copyright issue to make, contact KatsBits at the following - firstname.lastname@example.org
(Last modified Aug 2013)
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