Vocabulary Wizard distribution permissions and end-user license agreement
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 expected to register. Individual programs differ on details -- some provide all features for a limited time, and some provide limited features without a time limit. With registration, you get anything from the simple right to continue using the software to an enhanced program with printed manual.
Copyright laws apply to both Shareware and commercial software, and the copyright holder retains all rights, with a few specific exceptions as stated below. Shareware authors are accomplished programmers, just like commercial authors, and the programs are of comparable quality. (In both cases, there are good programs and bad ones!) The main difference is in the method of distribution. The author specifically grants the right to copy and distribute the software, either to all and sundry or to a specific group. For example, some authors require written permission before a book publisher may bundle their software onto a CD.
Shareware is a distribution method, not a type of software. You should find software that suits your needs and pocketbook, whether it`s commercial or Shareware. The Shareware system makes fitting your needs easier, because you can try before you buy. And because the overhead is low, prices are low also. Shareware has the ultimate money-back guarantee -- if you don`t use the product, you don`t pay for it.
DISCLAIMER - AGREEMENT
Users of Vocabulary Wizard must accept this disclaimer of warranty:
"Vocabulary Wizard is supplied as is. The author disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability and of fitness for any purpose. The author assumes no liability for damages, direct or consequential, which may result from the use of Vocabulary Wizard."
Vocabulary Wizard is a "shareware program" and is provided at no charge to the user for evaluation. Feel free to share it with your friends, but please do not give it away altered or as part of another system. The essence of "user-supported" software is to provide personal computer users with quality software without high prices, and yet to provide incentive for programmers to continue to develop new products. If you find this program useful and find that you are using Vocabulary Wizard and continue to use Vocabulary Wizard after a reasonable trial period, you must make a registration payment of US$14.95 to Prosigner. The US$14.95 registration fee will license one copy for use on any one computer at any one time. You must treat this software just like a book. An example is that this software may be used by any number of people and may be freely moved from one computer location to another, so long as there is no possibility of it being used at one location while it`s being used at another. Just as a book cannot be read by two different persons at the same time.
Commercial users of Vocabulary Wizard must register and pay for their copies of Vocabulary Wizard within 30 days of first use or their license is withdrawn.
Anyone distributing Vocabulary Wizard for any kind of remuneration must first contact Prosigner at the address below for authorization. This authorization will be automatically granted to distributors recognized by the ASP as adhering to its guidelines for shareware distributors, and such distributors may begin offering Vocabulary Wizard immediately (However Prosigner must still be advised so that the distributor can be kept up-to-date with the latest version of Vocabulary Wizard.).
You are encouraged to pass a copy of Vocabulary Wizard along to your friends for evaluation. Please encourage them to register their copy if they find that they can use it. All registered users will get minor upgrades for FREE.
Prosigner("COMPANY") Software Distribution License Agreement
for Vocabulary Wizard Software("SOFTWARE")
DISTRIBUTION LICENSE AGREEMENT
This SOFTWARE may be distributed in it`s free 30-day shareware version only by an agent, customer or distributor (e.g. shareware software distribution website) of the COMPANY with Internet or Intranet based online services, electronic bulletin boards or other electronic distribution media provided the SOFTWARE is distributed in it`s entirety, unmodified and at no cost to the customer.
Agents, End Users or distributors of The COMPANY`s SOFTWARE are expressly forbidden to conduct or complete all or parts of the following tasks without the express written consent of The COMPANY:
(1) Distributed the SOFTWARE on CD-ROM, disk, or other physical media with our without a fee.
(2) Alter this SOFTWARE in any way, including but not limited to changing, modifying or removing any messages or windows.
(3) Decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble or otherwise reduce this SOFTWARE to a human perceivable form.
(4) Modify, rent or resell for profit this SOFTWARE, or create derivative works based upon this SOFTWARE.
(5) Publicize or distribute any registration code algorithms, information, or registration codes used by this SOFTWARE.
The COMPANY expressly does not grant any distribution rights with this SOFTWARE distribution license agreement to end users, customers, agents, distributors or other company representatives for paid or site licensed versions of The COMPANY`s SOFTWARE.