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    Posted: 05 Apr 2010 at 20:12

FANSITE PACK, TERMS & CONDITIONS AND LICENCE

We've had requests from people to use Illyriad trademarks and copyrighted material in third party websites.

We very much appreciate all the time and effort that webmasters and mistresses are putting into creating fansites, portals, wikis and all other supplemental resources concerning Illyriad.

So - to help these builders along - we've put together a Kit to help these paragons of Illyriad create their Illyriad-themed sites.

There are a few rules, regulations and requirements that third party websites agree to abide by, when using our content.  We've tried to keep them as simple as possible.

1. OFFICIAL THREAD LISTING

When a fansite is operational and complete we will list it on an official thread in the forum.  Message boards or alliance forums with no publically accessible content are not eligible for listing on the official thread.  Post a link in this thread or send an email to community@illyriad.co.uk with the URL to your fansite and we will have a look at it prior to listing.  The decision to list or delist a fansite is discretionary to Illyriad Games Limited.

2. ILLYRIAD RELATED

There must be a recognisable connection to Illyriad on the fansite.  Sites that concern multiple games other than Illyriad are fine, so long as there's some part of the site that we can link to directly, that concerns Illyriad and Illyriad only.

3. PROHIBITED CONTENT

Fansites must be in compliance with our Terms & Conditions of Service & Privacy Policy.

Fansites must not explicitly or implicitly solicit users, under any circumstances, to divulge their ingame account login password.

Fansites must not include offensive or adult content or have any commercial activity associated with them, with the following 2 exceptions:

  • Fansites may carry banner advertising, so long as the primary purpose of the site is not simply advertising revenue
  • Fansites may ask players for Donations

4. REPURPOSING CONTENT

Non-commercial sites may use content and resources from official Illyriad websites under the condition that the COPYRIGHT NOTICE below is either displayed directly - or hosted on a separate page on your fansite, and that this page is visibly linked from every page where Illyriad content and resources appear.

When using materials or content that was originally published elsewhere, proper credit must be given to the original author and used only by permission.  When using content, including forum posts or blog entries, from official Illyriad websites, please include the name of the contributor and a link to the post or location of the content you're using.

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COPYRIGHT NOTICE

Illyriad is a registered trademark of Illyriad Games Limited. All rights are reserved worldwide.

All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

The Illyriad Logo and all associated logos and designs are the direct or licensed intellectual property of Illyriad Games Limited.  All artwork, screenshots, characters, vehicles, storylines, world facts or other recognizable features of the intellectual property relating to these trademarks are likewise the intellectual property of Illyriad Games Limited.

Illyriad Games Limited has granted permission to [insert your name or site name] to use the Illyriad Logo and all associated designs for promotional and information purposes on its website but does not endorse, and is not in any way affiliated with, [insert name or site name].

Illyriad Games Limited is in no way responsible for the content on or functioning of this website, nor can it be liable for any damage arising from the use of this website.

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5. FANSITE LICENSE

By using Illyriad Games Limited content and resources, you are agreeing to the following License Terms & Conditions:

1. License

1.1. Non-commercial use license

Upon the terms and subject to the conditions of this Agreement, Illyriad Games Limited hereby grants to you a non-exclusive, non-transferable right and license to use some of its direct and licensed intellectual property ("The Property", "The Properties") in a non-commercial manner.  You may not, and may not permit others to, use, reproduce, sublicense, distribute or dispose of any intellectual properties, in whole or in part, except as expressly permitted under this Agreement.

1.2. License to Use Trademark and Trade Name

Any and all trademarks and trade names that Illyriad Games Limited uses in connection with the non-commercial license granted hereunder are and remain the exclusive property of Illyriad Games Limited. Nothing contained in this Agreement shall be deemed to give you any right, title or interest in any trademark or trade name of Illyriad Games Limited relating to the Properties except as expressly permitted under this Agreement.

1.3. Purpose

Your use of any of the Properties is for non-commercial purposes, and is limited to those parts of the Properties required for that purpose. Illyriad Games Limited reserves the right to judge which parts of the Properties are necessary in each case and to limit other uses at its sole discretion. Unless specifically noted, this Agreement does not cover uses of software owned by the Illyriad Games Limited.

2. Conditions

2.1. General Principles

You are bound by the following principles:

  • You will make it clear that this use is unofficial by including wording to this effect, and by displaying or linking to the copyright notice above from each page where Illyriad content appears
  • In such cases as you are permitted to use such material, you will not change the trademarked Illyriad Logo in any way, except by resizing it for the purposes of fitting with your design.
  • You will include an appropriate disclaimer on any material that could otherwise be construed as the work of Illyriad Games Limited.
  • You undertake to make the origins of the intellectual property very clear; in other words, make sure that from a brief review of this material people know that the intellectual property being used for a non-commercial purpose is Illyriad Games Limited's direct or licensed intellectual property (and not your own Intellectual Property or the Intellectual Property of a third party).

2.2. Non-permissible acts

You undertake not to perform any of the following acts:

  • Use the Property in relation to any commercial activity. This includes, for example, paying a printer to print some flyers, obtaining sponsorship, or selling materials or services using Illyriad Games Limited's trademarks and Intellectual Property. This shall not prevent websites from using revenues from banner ads or donations to cover the costs of the website operation, as long as such advertising is not the primary purpose of the website in question and advertisements are in compliance with Illyriad Games Limited's Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy and game Rules.
  • Use Illyriad's trademarks in respect of a top level domain name.
  • Create, distribute, or use any material that is not consistent with the functionality, atmosphere, and parameters of the world of Illyriad as created and owned by Illyriad Games Limited.
  • State that anything that is created using the Property is "official."
  • Create, distribute, or use any material that is derogatory, obscene, or offensive.
  • Create, distribute, or use any material that devalues any Illyriad Games Limited product in any way.
  • Pretend that you are affiliated with, represent or work for Illyriad Games Limited in any way shape or form - unless you actually are an authorised repesentative or employee of Illyriad Games Limited.

3. Limitations

3.1. Limitation of liability

You agree to indemnify Illyriad Games Limited for any and all claims, damages, losses, and causes of action arising out of his publication and/or use of material inspired by or based on intellectual properties owned by Illyriad Games Limited. Under no circumstances including, but not limited to, negligence, shall Illyriad Games Limited be liable for any special or consequential damages that result from the use of the Properties.

3.2. Termination and discontinuation

You agree that Illyriad Games Limited, in its sole discretion, may terminate the right to use the Properties, in whole or in part, for any reason whatsoever, with or without notice. You agree that Illyriad Games Limited shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any such termination.

3.3. Creative Control

Illyriad Games Limited reserves the unconditional rights to monitor the content of any works inspired by or based on the Properties and to take any steps necessary to ensure continuity and consistency of the Illyriad brand or world, or any other intellectual property of Illyriad Games Limited.

4. General

4.1. Jurisdiction and Venue

This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England & Wales. Jurisdiction for litigation of any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or in connection with this Agreement, or the breach thereof, shall be only with the courts in England & Wales.

4.2. Entire Agreement

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes all previous proposals, both oral and written, negotiations, representations, commitments, writings and all other communications between the parties. This Agreement may not be modified except by in writing, signed by a duly authorized representative of each of the parties.

4.3. Severability and Waiver

If any provision of this Agreement is determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, such determination shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other part or provision of this Agreement. Any waiver by any party of any breach of any provisions hereof shall not be effective unless made in a writing signed by the party to be bound.

4.4 Age Requirements

By consenting to this Agreement, you hereby represent to Illyriad Games Limited that you are of sufficient age in your country of residence to enter into said agreement. The age requirements differ from country to country. If you are under 20 years of age, you may need to obtain the permission of your parent(s) or legal guardian in order to agree to this Agreement. We strongly suggest that you check your local, state, province, country or regional legal restrictions that may be applicable to your Internet use and your legal rights to enter into this agreement.





Edited by GM Luna - 20 Nov 2011 at 16:59
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Apr 2010 at 20:22
And here it is, the Illyriad Fansite Licence pack (zipped file, 12MB).

Use of this pack explicitly gives consent to the Licence above.

Best wishes from the Illyriad team!


Edited by GM Luna - 05 Mar 2012 at 22:35
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