FreeSpace 2 EULA

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Current FS2 EULA

The following is the current FreeSpace 2 EULA.

SOFTWARE USE LIMITATIONS AND LIMITED LICENSE

General Product License. This copy of FreeSpace 2 (the "Software") is
intended solely for your personal non-commercial home entertainment use.
You may not decompile, reverse engineer, or disassemble the Software,
except as permitted by law. Interplay Entertainment Corp. and its
licensors retain all right, title and interest in the Software including
all intellectual property rights embodied therein and derivatives thereof.
The Software, including, without limitation, all code, data structures,
characters, images, sounds, text, screens, game play, derivative works and
all other elements of the Software may not be copied, resold, rented,
leased, distributed (electronically or otherwise), used on a pay-per-play,
coin-op or other for-charge basis, or for any commercial purpose.  Any
permissions granted herein are provided on a temporary basis and can be
withdrawn by Interplay Productions at any time. All rights not expressly
granted are reserved.

Modem and Network Play. If the Software contains modem or network play,
you may play the Software via modem transmission with another person or
persons directly without transmission through a third party service or
indirectly through a third party service only if such service is an
authorized licensee of Interplay. For the purpose of this license, a
"third party service" refers to any third party service which provides a
connection between two or more users of the Software, manages, organizes,
or facilitates game play, translates protocols, or otherwise provides a
service which commercially exploits the Software, but does not include a
third party service which merely provides a telephonic connection (and
nothing more) for modem or network play. Authorized licensee services
are listed on the Interplay Entertainment Corp. World Wide Web Site
located at http://www.interplay.com. This limited right to transmit the
Software expressly excludes any transmission of the Software of any data
streams thereof on a commercial basis, including, without limitation,
transmitting the Software by way of a commercial service (excepting those
specific commercial services licensed by Interplay) which translates the
protocols or manages or organizes game play sessions.

Acceptance of License Terms. By downloading or acquiring and then retaining
this Software, you assent to the terms and restrictions of this limited
license. If you acquired the Software and do not accept the terms of this
limited license, you must return the Software together with all packaging,
manuals and other material contained therein to the store where you acquired
the Software for a full refund and if you downloaded the Software, you must
delete it.

EULA from FS2 CDs

The following version of the FS2 EULA was displayed during the installation process, when installing from the retail CDs. It is presented here for archival purposes, but has been replaced by the license presented above. The most notable difference between the two versions is the absence of the so-called friends clause in the current revision of the EULA. Because Interplay granted all rights in the original EULA on a temporary basis, even those who installed the game from the retail CDs may not use the friends clause to distribute game data.

This software product, FreeSpace 2 (the "Software"), is
intended solely for your personal noncommercial home entertainment
use. You may not decompile, reverse engineer, or disassemble the
Software, except as permitted by law. Interplay Productions and
Volition, Inc. retain all rights and title in the Software including
all intellectual property rights embodied therein and derivatives
thereof.  You are granted a revocable, nonassignable limited license
to create derivative works of this Software solely for your own
personal noncommercial home entertainment use and may publicly
display such derivative works to the extent specifically
authorized by Interplay in writing. A copy of this authorization, if
any, will be provided on Interplay's World Wide Web site, located at
http://www.interplay.com, or by contacting the legal department of
Interplay Productions in the US at (949) 553-6655. The Software,
including, without limitation, all code, data structures, characters,
images, sounds, text, screens, game play, derivative works and all
other elements of the Software may not be copied (except as provided
below), resold, rented, leased, distributed (electronically or
otherwise), used on pay-per-play, coin-op or other for-charge basis,
or for any commercial purpose. You may make copies of the Software
for your personal noncommercial home entertainment use and to give to
friends and acquaintances on a no cost noncommercial basis. This
limited right to copy the Software expressly excludes any copying or
distribution of the Software on a commercial basis, including,
without limitation, bundling the product with any other product or
service and any give away of the Software in connection with another
product or service. Any permissions granted herein are provided on a
temporary basis and can be withdrawn by Interplay Productions at any
time. All rights not expressly granted are reserved.

Modem and Network Play. If the Software contains modem or network
play, you may play the Software via modem transmission with another
person or persons directly without transmission through a third party
service or indirectly through a third party service only if such
service is an authorized licensee of Interplay. For the purposes of
this license, a third party service refers to any third party service
which provides a connection between two or more users of the
Software, manages, organizes, or facilitates game play, translates
protocols, or otherwise provides a service which commercially
exploits the Software, but does not include a third party service
which merely provides a telephonic connection (and nothing more) for
modem or network play. Authorized licensee services are listed on
the Interplay Productions World Wide Web Site located at
http://www.interplay.com. This limited right to transmit the Software
expressly excludes any transmission of the Software or any data
streams thereof on a commercial basis, including, without limitation,
transmitting the Software by way of a commercial service (excepting
those specific commercial services licensed by Interplay) which
translates the protocols or manages or organizes game play sessions.
If you would like information about obtaining a pay-for-play or
commercial license to the Software, please contact Interplay
Productions in the US at +(949) 553-6655.  Nothing in this paragraph
is intended to prevent you from downloading the Software from
Interplay's Web site or from commercial service providers authorized
by Interplay to provide the Software to you.

Acceptance of License Terms. By downloading or acquiring and then
retaining this Software, you assent to the terms and restrictions of
this limited license. If you acquired the Software and do not accept
the terms of this limited license, you must return the Software
together with all packaging, manuals and other material contained
therein to the store where you acquired the Software for a full
refund and if you downloaded the Software, you must delete it.

Trademark and copyright (c) 1999 Volition, Inc.  All rights reserved.

Source Code License

Below is the license under which Volition released the FreeSpace 2 source code. Though technically not an open source license, the only restriction on use of the source code is that it may not be used commercially.

Note that this license applies only to the source code itself, not other game content, which is still governed by the license agreement at the top of this article.

Copyright (C) Volition, Inc. 1999.  All rights reserved.

All source code herein is the property of Volition, Inc. You may not sell 
or otherwise commercially exploit the source or things you created based
on the source.

See Also

Software License Agreement on Wikipedia.

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