RKSL Studios

RKSL Studios EULA - Updated October 2018


PLEASE NOTE: As of September 28th 2018 These license terms have been applied to all RKSL Studios Content.

If you do not agree or cannot comply with the following license terms please delete all RKSL Studios Content immediately.

Distribution

DISTRIBUTION: You may distribute the original files within this download freely, so long as:
  1. The PBO files are unmodified in any way.
  2. The Readme and EULA files and links are included.
  3. All other conditions are met.
Attribution

ATTRIBUTION: You must give the original author credit. The content of this archive is the sole intellectual property of RKSL Studios and its Creators.
Non Commercial Use

NO COMMERCIAL USE: This content is provided free of charge solely for entertainment purposes. You may not use this addon for commercial, military or teaching/training purposes.

You may NOT use the material for commercial purposes. This includes running this package on server instances that employ any monetization schemes, including, but not limited to, donate-reward systems. Bohemia Interactive's approval of your monetization scheme does not grant you rights to wave this clause of the EULA.

Please note that the above mentioned agreement gives the right to RKSL Studios to waiver any of the conditions at our own discretion.
Non Commercial Use

NO DERIVATIVE WORKS: You shall in no way modify, repackage or reverse engineer any of the archive's content and PBO files included in this download without first receiving prior permission from RKSL Studios.

NOTE: This includes "Private /Clan only modification"
No VBS Use

NO VBS USE: Use of this SOFTWARE may not be used in the VBS/JCOVE product lines or any other simulator without written authorization from the LICENSOR (RKSL Studios)
No Steam Re-uploads

DO NOT UPLOAD TO STEAM WORKSHOP: It is forbidden to distribute the content of this package by itself, or as part of another distribution, using the Steam Workshop by anyone other than RKSL Studios.  You may not upload to Steam Workshop or any other service that reassigns rights over RKSL Studios Intellectual Property to 3rd Parties.
No Porting

NO PORTING TO ARMA3: You may not port any RKSL Studios ArmA and ArmA2 content to ArmA3 without written permission.

The RKSL Studios and all released addons (hereafter 'Software') are protected under international copyright law. To use the Software you must agree to the following conditions of use:

RKSL Studios (hereafter 'RKSL') grants to you a personal, nonexclusive license to use the Software for the purpose of designing, developing, testing, and distributing non-commercial game content for Bohemia Interactive's ArmA Game Series and its expansion packs.
  • Modification of the Software, in part or in whole, without written permission from RKSL is expressly prohibited.
  • The commercial exploitation of any game content created using the Software is expressly prohibited.
  • Reverse-engineering, or other conversion of the Software is expressly prohibited.
  • The software may only be re-distributed in its entirety, complete with all the "ReadMe" and license documentation.
  • The software may not be uploaded to Steam Workshop or other hosting service that requires rights to be assigned without the express permission of the RKSL Studios team.
  • RKSL makes no claim to any trade marks or branding other than its own.
  • These files are (c) 2018 RKSL Studios. All rights reserved.

LICENSE

THE WORK (AS DEFINED BELOW) IS PROTECTED BY COPYRIGHT AND/OR OTHER APPLICABLE LAW. ANY USE OF THE WORK OTHER THAN AS AUTHORIZED UNDER THIS License OR COPYRIGHT LAW IS PROHIBITED. BY EXERCISING ANY RIGHTS TO THE WORK PROVIDED HERE, YOU ACCEPT AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THIS License. THE LICENSOR GRANTS YOU THE RIGHTS CONTAINED HERE IN CONSIDERATION OF YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF SUCH TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

This Public License enables You (all capitalised terms defined below) to view, use, distribute Works worldwide for Non-Commercial purposes, excluding education and Military Training under the terms of this License, provided that You credit the Original Author.

'The Licensor' [one or more legally recognised persons or entities offering the Work under the terms and conditions of this License]
and
'You'
agree as follows:


1 - Definitions

  1. "Original Author" means the individual (or entity) who created the Work.
  2. "Work" means the work protected by copyright which is offered under the terms of this License.
  3. "Attribution" means acknowledging all the parties who have contributed to and a. have rights in the Work or Collective Work under this License.
  4. "Collective Work" means the Work in its entirety in unmodified form along with a number of other separate and independent works, assembled into a collective whole.
  5. "Derivative Work" means any work created by the editing, modification, adaptation or translation of the Work in any media.  This also includes 'Private' or 'Internal Modification for Private Clan use'
  6. "License" means this End User License Agreement.
  7. "Non-Commercial" means "not primarily intended for or directed towards commercial advantage or private monetary compensation including
    education and Military Training".
    1. The exchange of the Work for other copyrighted works, commercial advantage or private monetary compensation is expressly prohibited. 
    2. The use of the Work behind a Paywall or other Pay for Advantage Servers is also expressly prohibited.
    3. The distribution of the Work by means of digital file-sharing or otherwise shall be permitted providing there is no payment of any monetary compensation in connection with the exchange of copyrighted works.
  8. "Work" means the work protected by copyright which is offered under the terms of this License. This refers to all Work published under the RKSL Studios banner.
  9. "Private Mod" or "Clan only Mod" - A Private Modification is considered under law to be a modification for YOUR OWN USE ONLY and is tolerated under "Fair Use".  Once you share that mod with another person or Clan you are in breach of the No Derivatives clause.

2 - License Terms

2.1 The Licensor hereby grants to You a worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive, License for Non-Commercial use and for the duration of copyright in the Work.

    You may:
    • copy the Work;
    • copy the Work as incorporated in any Collective Work; and publish, distribute, archive, perform or otherwise disseminate the Work or the Work as incorporated in any Collective Work, to the public in any material form in any media whether now known or hereafter created.
    You may NOT:
    • incorporate the Work into one or more Collective Works without permission;
    • sub-license the Work;
    • make any Derivative Works;
    • commercially exploit the Work in anyway;
    • subject the Work to any derogatory treatment as defined in the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.
    • impose any digital rights management technology on the Work, the Work as incorporated in a Collective Work that alters or restricts the terms of this License or any rights granted under it or has the effect or intent of restricting the ability to exercise those rights;
    • use this software with any military training software created by BIA/BISim software. Eg: VBS Simulation Series.
    FINALLY,

    You must:

    • make reference to this License, spoken word or as appropriate to the media used on all copies of the Work and Collective Works published, distributed, performed or otherwise disseminated or made available to the public by You;
    • Recognise the Licensor's / Original Author's right of attribution in any Work and Collective Work that You publish, distribute, perform or otherwise disseminate to the public and ensure that You credit the Licensor / Original Author as appropriate to the media used; 
    • To the extent reasonably practicable, keep intact all notices that refer to this License, that the Licensor specifies to be associated with the Work.

2.2 Further license from the Licensor Each time You publish, distribute, perform or otherwise disseminate

  • the Work; or
  • the Work as incorporated in a Collective Work

the Licensor agrees to offer to the relevant third party making use of the Work (in any of the alternatives set out above) a License to use the Work on the same terms and conditions as granted to You hereunder.

2.3 This License does not affect any rights that the User may have under any applicable law, including fair use, fair dealing or any other legally recognised limitation or exception to copyright infringement.

2.4 All rights not expressly granted by the Licensor are hereby reserved, including but not limited to, the exclusive right to collect, whether individually or via a licensing body, such as a collecting society, royalties for any use of the Work for any reason which results in commercial advantage or private monetary compensation.

2.5 RKSL Studios operates under a strict "No Monetisation" Policy.  Any monies paid in exchange for any sort of direct in-game return to be a breach of the above non-commercial clause of the EULA. Here are a few of the most common occurring offenses (by no means exhaustive list):

  • charging players specific amounts to access or have priority while connecting to a server
  • charging players for specific in-game perks (be it cosmetic or otherwise)
  • selling in-game items, in-game currency or any sort of gamemode experience points
  • product placement or endorsements
  • setting a term donation goal that will lead to in-game benefits (perks, items and/or in-game currency)

2.6 Retextures and Porting of Addons

2.6.1 ReTextures

Generally we welcome re-textures of our original content, we reserve the right to enforce our IP rights at our own discretion upon certain or all files, in accordance, but not limited to, the original author's desire. 

If you wish to re texture any addon please contact the RKSL Team directly where we at our discretion may provide templates to help you do so.

2.6.2 Porting of Addons

The unauthorised porting of our Work to any other games or game engines other than thier original game engine is expressly forbidden.  This is covered under the No Derivatives clause.


3. Warranties and Disclaimer

Except as required by law, the Work is licensed by the Licensor on an "as is" and "as available" basis and without any warranty of any kind, either express or implied.

4. Limit of Liability

Except as required by law, the Work is licensed by the Licensor on an "as is" and "as available" basis and without any warranty of any kind, either express or implied.

5. Termination

The rights granted to You under this License shall terminate automatically upon any breach by You of the terms of this License. Individuals or entities who have received Collective Works from You under this License, however, will not have their Licenses terminated provided such individuals or entities remain in full compliance with those Licenses.


6. General

6.1
- The validity or enforceability of the remaining terms of this agreement is not affected by the holding of any provision of it to be invalid or unenforceable.

6.2. This Licence constitutes the entire Licence Agreement between the parties with respect to the Work licensed here. There are no understandings, agreements or representations with respect to the Work not specified here. The Licensor shall not be bound by any additional provisions that may appear in any communication in any form.

6.3. A person who is not a party to this Licence shall have no rights under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any of its terms.

6.4. This Licence shall be governed by the law of England and Wales and the parties irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of England and Wales



Last updated 28 September 2018