Absolute Steinway B Piano distribution permissions and end-user license agreement

Licence Agreement.

"Licensor" means Nikkoid LLC, which is the manufacturer and owner of the Software.

"Absolute Piano Bosendorfer" means:
(a) the .dll files and its graphics, attached files, and data, developed by the Licensor and which allows users to Play the piano.
(b) all related documentation and literal and non-literal elements (e.g. screen displays) of the Absolute Piano Bosendorfer.
(c) all Absolute Piano Bosendorfer extensions, components or libraries, developed by the Licensor but expressly excluding third party software.

"Software" means the Absolute Piano Bosendorfer and its extentions.

"Supplier" means the organization from which You purchased this licence to use the Software or whom installed or supplied a trial version and/or licence for the Software on Your PC.

"You" and "Your" means the licensee under this agreement.

2. Licence

2.1. The Licensor grants You a non-exclusive, perpetual and not for resale licence to use the Absolute Piano Bosendorfer and related documentation on a single computer strictly in accordance with the provisions of this agreement. You may make a single copy of the Absolute Piano Bosendorfer for the purposes of backup but not otherwise. Should You wish to use the Absolute Piano Bosendorfer on other computers You will first need to purchase an additional licence for each such computer. In addition, the Licensor grants You a non-exclusive, perpetual and not for resale licence to use the Client Software on any computer in Your network.

2.2. If You have obtained the Software on a Trial or evaluation basis then:
(a) clause 2.1 shall not apply;
(b) the Licensor grants You an expiring non-exclusive, not for resale licence to install and evaluate the Software; and
(c) You agree not to use the Software in a commercial or operational manner until You have obtained a full licence from either the Licensor or a Supplier.

2.3. The Licensor retains all other legal and equitable rights in, including title to, the Software. If the Software has been provided to You on floppy disc, CD ROM or some other form of physical media then that physical media will be Your property.

2.4. The licence granted to You in either clause 2.1 or 2.2 of this agreement will expire immediately on the expiration or termination of this agreement for whatever reason.

2.5. You undertake not to:
(a) copy, reproduce, translate, adapt, disassemble, decompile, reverse engineer, or otherwise vary or modify the Software without the written consent of the Licensor, except as may be expressly permitted otherwise in this agreement; and
(b) remove any proprietary labels or notices from the physical media upon which the Software was supplied (if any).

2.6. Any activation key is strictly confidential and personal to You and may not be disclosed to any third party. You undertake to:
a) Take reasonable care to protect and secure any activation key from any third party.

3. Warranties

3.1. Subject to clause 3.2, the Software is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. The Licensor does not warrant that the functions contained in the Software will meet Your requirements or that the operation of the Software will be uninterrupted or error free.

3.2. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so depending on the jurisdiction in which You obtained Your licence to use the Software or purchased Your computer (as the case may be) the exclusions in clause 3.1 of this agreement may not apply to You.

3.3. Under no circumstances will the Licensor or its Suppliers be liable to You or any other person (whether in contract or tort or otherwise) for any loss or damage of any kind, including consequential damage and loss of profits, caused directly or indirectly in connection with this licence, the Software, Your use of or Your inability to use the Software.

3.4. In the event that the limitation contained in clause 3.3 is held to be invalid in Your jurisdiction for any reason then the Licensor's liability shall be limited to the maximum extent permitted by law to any money paid by You for the right to use the Software (if any).

4. Intellectual Property

4.1. You acknowledge that all the intellectual property rights in the Software (including all source and object code, screen displays, associated packaging and documentation, trade names or trademarks, patents, registered designs, confidential information and trade secrets) are the sole property of the Licensor. You will not during or at any time after the termination of this agreement contravene these rights or in any way question or dispute the ownership by the Licensor of any such rights.

4.2. All information, data, drawings, specifications, documentation, software listings, procedures, source or object code which the Licensor makes available to You relating to the Software are proprietary and confidential. You will not disclose such information to any third party without the Licensor's prior written consent.

4.3. You shall indemnify the Licensor fully against all liabilities, costs and expenses which the Licensor may incur to a third party as a result of any breach of the intellectual property provisions of section 4 of this agreement by You.

4.4. In the event that You previously used the Software on a trial basis then Your full licence will have been accessed by way of an activation key obtained from the Licensor or a Supplier. This activation key is strictly confidential and personal to You and may not be disclosed to any third party.

5. Indemnity

5.1. You agree to indemnify the Licensor and Supplier for loss or damage they may suffer arising out of any breach of this agreement by You.

6. Termination of this licence

6.1. This agreement will terminate immediately without notice and without prejudice to the remaining legal rights of the Licensor if You fail to comply with any term or condition of this agreement.

6.2. Upon termination of this agreement You shall:
(a) either destroy the Software and documentation or return the Software and documentation to the place where it was obtained; and
(b) destroy any records of the activation key.

7. General

7.1. This agreement is governed by the laws of Delaware. Any litigation commenced by You shall be brought in a US Court of Newark. Any litigation commenced by the Licensor may be brought in a US Delaware Court or any other Court of competent jurisdiction at the election of the Licensor.

7.2. This agreement will not be governed by the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, the application of which is hereby expressly excluded.

7.3. This agreement contains the entire agreement between You and the Licensor and supersedes all prior agreements or understandings in any other communication between us relating to the Software.

7.4. Failure or delay by the Licensor in enforcing any right or provision of this agreement is not to be deemed a waiver of such provision or right with respect to any breach.

7.5. If any provision of this agreement is deemed to be illegal then that provision will be deemed to be deleted and the remaining provisions of this agreement will remain in full force and effect.

7.6. You may not assign, transfer, sub-licence or otherwise dispose of Your interest in this agreement without the Licensor's prior written consent.
7.7. You authorise the Licensor and Supplier to use and disclose to any third party any information supplied by You to either the Licensor or Supplier.

8. Updates/Revisions/Marketing Information

8.1. Unless requested otherwise by You, the Licensor and Supplier shall have the right to provide You with updates and revisions to the Software from time to time and information on products related to the Software.

9. Language

9.1. This agreement and all documents relating to this agreement shall either be in English, or shall be accompanied by a certified translation into English by a translator acceptable to the Licensor. If there is a conflict between the English and other language versions of this agreement or any such document, the English version shall govern.

10. Further Contact

10.1 For information about the Absolute Piano Bosendorfer or this licence agreement please contact the Absolute Piano Bosendorfer publisher, Absolutepianos.com at http://www.absolutepianos.com.

Absolute Piano Bosendorfer/SHAREWARE VERSION

This Software Distribution Agreement (hereinafter referred to as "AGREEMENT") is a legal AGREEMENT between you, and Nikkoid LLC (hereinafter referred to as "AUTHOR") for distributing the computer software program entitled Absolute Pianos (hereinafter referred to as "SOFTWARE").

This AGREEMENT describes the terms and conditions by which AUTHOR will license other parties to distribute the SOFTWARE which is intended solely for distribution as SHAREWARE. No use, distribution or reproduction of the SOFTWARE or copies of the SOFTWARE is authorized except in compliance with the terms and conditions herein. Distribution of the SOFTWARE in accordance with the provisions of this Software License Agreement is encouraged.

You should carefully read the following terms and conditions before distributing this SOFTWARE. Unless you have a different license AGREEMENT signed by AUTHOR, your use of this SOFTWARE indicated your acceptance of this license AGREEMENT.

By copying or distributing this SOFTWARE, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this AGREEMENT as well as those of the "Software License Agreement".


As stated, the SOFTWARE is marketed as SHAREWARE. As it seems that there is a bit of confusion between freeware, shareware and public domain, the following attempts to define this terms in a way most software publishers understand them to be.

Definition of Shareware

Shareware distribution gives users a chance to try software before buying it. If you try a Shareware program and continue using it, you are required to register it (or purchase the Licensed version).

Copyright laws apply to both Shareware and retail software, and the copyright holder retains all rights, with a few specific exceptions as stated below. Shareware authors are accomplished programmers

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