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Copyright © 2001-2006, Chris Laurel
CELESTIA is free software and comes with absolutely no warranty.
Authors: Chris Laurel, Clint Weisbrod, Fridger Schrempp, Christophe Teyssier, Grant Hutchison, Pat Suwalski, Toti, Da Woon Jung, Hank Ramsey and Bob Ippolito.
CELESTIA 1.6.x (1.6.0, 1.6.1 etc.)
Copyright © 2001-2011, Celestia Development Team
CELESTIA is free software and comes with absolutely no warranty.
Authors: Chris Laurel, Clint Weisbrod, Fridger Schrempp, Christophe Teyssier, Grant Hutchison, Pat Suwalski, Toti, Da Woon Jung, Hank Ramsey, Bob Ippolito, Vincent Giangiulio and Andrew Tribick.
GNU PUBLIC LICENSE
CELESTIA is freely distributed under the GNU Public License, which governs how it may be used, modified, redistributed etc. The license is included in the standard downloads of CELESTIA.
ADD-ONS & SCRIPTS
CELESTIA is designed specifically to allow you to create your own add-ons & scripts. As Chris Laurel has explained from time to time on CELESTIA's Forums, add-ons and scripts created with any standard release of CELESTIA belong to their respective authors. As these works are separate from CELESTIA, their authors are the owners of their respective copyrights, and you must use and distribute such works only as permitted by their respective authors. Not all authors choose to release their add-ons and scripts under the GNU Public License, so details are usually included in README files or in the works themselves describing how they may be used and distributed.
Your downloading of and/or use of any of SkyMarvels's script or add-on products, downloadable posters, or any components thereof, hereinafter singly or collectively called the "Product", signifies that you have read and understand this License Agreement, and that you fully agree to be bound by its terms and provisions.
Your "purchase" of any Product from the SkyMarvels™ website constitutes only the purchase of a license to use that Product as described herein. All intellectual rights inherent in any Product, including but not limited to copyrights and trademarks, will remain the property of SkyMarvels™.
SCRIPT OR ADD-ON PRODUCTS:
You may copy the Product such that—at any one time—it is on a maximum of one desktop and one laptop computer, which you yourself must own or over which you have control. Except as declared in the immediately foregoing provision, you are NOT PERMITTED to copy the Product in any way that allows its multiple use. You are NOT PERMITTED to copy the Product onto a computer network.
DOWNLOADABLE POSTER PRODUCTS:
Printed Copies: You agree that you will not make, and not allow any other person to make, any more printed copies than those specifically enumerated herein.
Primary Copy: You may print, or cause to be printed (for example at a copy center), one copy of this poster, hereinafter called your "Primary Copy," which may be used just as if you purchased a "physical paper copy" of the poster. For example, you may hang your Primary Copy in your office, or lend it to a friend, or even let one of your children take it to school to be displayed in his or her classroom, etc.
Ancillary Copies for Home Use: You are permitted to print, or cause to be printed, other copies of the poster, hereinafter called "Ancillary Copies," for use only in your own home. For instance, you may make an Ancillary Copy of the poster for each of your own children who wishes to hang one in his or her bedroom.
No Sales: You are not permitted to sell, or allow any other person to sell, any printed copies of the poster.
BACK-UP OF DIGITAL FILES:
You are permitted to make a copy of any Product's digital files only for "back-up" purposes, and you agree to guard that "back-up" copy such that it can only be used by you. You also agree that when you make a "back-up" of any Product, it will include all of the Product's digital files, including—but not limited to—any and all copyright notices.
You are NOT permitted to give away, lend, sell, rent or e-mail any Product's digital file or files, or "back-up" copy, or to transfer, convey or distribute such files in any way to any other person.
You agree not to alter, or permit any other person to alter, any Product's files in any way.
You may terminate this License Agreement by deleting the Product from the computers to which you have copied it, and by destroying the "back-up" copy that you have made.
PRODUCTS OFFERED "AS IS":
You fully understand and accept that any Product is offered "as is", and you accept any and all risk that may be inherent in its use. You also fully understand and accept that the Product comes with no guarantee or warranty whatsoever, including, though not limited to, no guarantee or warranty of completeness, accuracy or suitability for any particular purpose.
This License Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Florida, United States of America.