MCM Redistribution Rights - Historical

Applied By Justis R: Mar 28, 2019 at 4:46 PM

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4[INDENT]It's not always easy to understand your redistribution rights over content you don't explicitly own, even more difficult is it to understand how those rights apply to your activities on MC-Market. 3[INDENT]It's not always easy to understand your redistribution rights over content you don't explicitly own, even more difficult is it to understand how those rights apply to your activities on MC-Market. 
5Here I have compiled a list of key points about how MC-Market enforces redistribution rights for you to remember in order to safely make decisions on whether or not to send content you don't own to someone else. 4Here I have compiled a list of key points about how MC-Market enforces redistribution rights for you to remember in order to safely make decisions on whether or not to send content you don't own to someone else. 
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11[INDENT]If you have purchased a license to use a premium build or plugin or setup or configuration, etc, whether on MC-Market or another platform, you have purchased only that, a license to use it. You do not inherently have the right to distribute that content to anyone else, nor are you allowed to include it within your resources. No matter how much of your owned content you are distributing it with, if even one item within that set violates this policy, you are distributing content without right. 10[INDENT]If you have purchased a license to use a premium build or plugin or setup or configuration, etc, whether on MC-Market or another platform, you have purchased only that, a license to use it. You do not inherently have the right to distribute that content to anyone else, nor are you allowed to include it within your resources. No matter how much of your owned content you are distributing it with, if even one item within that set violates this policy, you are distributing content without right. 
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13What do I mean by explicitly and specifically granted? 12What do I mean by explicitly and specifically granted? 
14Due to Bukkit being licensed under the GNU LGPL, all derivative works must be licensed the same way, (spigot, forks, etc). One might argue that since Bukkit is a derivative work of CraftBukkit which is under the GPL, the LGPL license is invalid since it attempts to be a less restrictive license. One might go a step further and argue that since CraftBukkit is a reverse engineered copy of Mojang's proprietary server software, their GPL license is also invalid, and thus all derivative works are subject only and in full to Mojang's TOS. 14Bukkit is licensed under the GNU GPL, however, CraftBukkit, which is a derivative work (implementation) of Bukkit, is under the the GNU LGPL. CraftBukkit's LGPL is thus incompatible, since it attempts to be a less restrictive license. Going a step further, CraftBukkit is a reverse engineered copy of Mojang's proprietary server software, a "Modded version of the game" as defined by Mojang, and thus, their less restrictive GPL is also incompatible, since it attempts to permit commercial usage which Mojang‚Äôs EULA explicitly forbids of modded versions of their game.
15In the end, the interpretation of everyone's self proclaimed licenses are out of our hands. Regardless, protecting and respecting the rights of content creators is our highest priority, thus, when you purchase a plugin, even if the author concedes to Bukkit's alleged licensing, you must get the author's explicit permission for you personally to upload it on our platform before you do so. If the resource belongs to a member of our site, you must also get that same permission before uploading it on other platforms. 15[URL]https://account.mojang.com/terms#commercial[/URL]
16For Mojang's derivative work licensing visit: [URL]https://account.mojang.com/terms#commercial[/URL] 16Whether you are building your plugins with Bukkit or Craftbukkit, you will be using the same API, and since no court proceedings have set any legal presidents upholding the validity of any of these conflicting licenses, their interpretation is largely are out of our hands. Regardless, protecting and respecting the rights of content creators on our platform is our highest priority, thus, when you purchase a plugin, even if the author concedes to Bukkit's alleged licensing, you must get the author's explicit permission for you personally to upload it on our platform before you do so. If the resource belongs to a member of our site, you must also get that same permission before uploading it on other platforms.
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18If you are a premium product owner, and you would like to grant everyone redistribution rights over your paid product, or forking rights over your product or otherwise, please create a support request: [URL]https://www.mc-market.org/support/requests/create-thread[/URL] 17If you are a premium product owner, and you would like to grant everyone redistribution rights over your paid product, or forking rights over your product or otherwise, please create a support request: [URL]https://www.mc-market.org/support/requests/create-thread[/URL] 
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49[B]Free content with paid versions disallowed from redistribution:[/B] 48[B]Free content with paid versions disallowed from redistribution:[/B] 
50[INDENT][U]Plugins:[/U] 49[INDENT][U]Plugins:[/U] 
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52[*]MCMMO | 1.5.0.1 and higher have paid channels and are disallowed. 52[*]MCMMO | 1.5.01 and higher have paid channels and are disallowed.
53[*]Citizens | 2.17 and higher have paid channels and are disallowed. 53[*]Citizens | 2.0.17 and higher have paid channels and are disallowed.
54[*]BannerBoard | 1.3.7 and higher have paid channels and are disallowed. 53[*]BannerBoard | 1.3.7 and higher have paid channels and are disallowed. 
55[*]Booscooldowns | 3.9.8c and higher have paid channels and are disallowed. 54[*]Booscooldowns | 3.9.8c and higher have paid channels and are disallowed. 
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86[*]CraftTillDawn | Purchased graphics may be used in publicly accessible end products, such as a live website, but they may not be distributed as assets to or independent from the end product. [URL]https://craftilldawn.com/faqs/licensing-terms-of-usage/[/URL] 85[*]CraftTillDawn | Purchased graphics may be used in publicly accessible end products, such as a live website, but they may not be distributed as assets to or independent from the end product. [URL]https://craftilldawn.com/faqs/licensing-terms-of-usage/[/URL] 
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89[CENTER]Thank you for reading; stay safe, stay respectful of other content creators, and have fun![/CENTER] 88Stay safe, and stay respectful of your fellow content creators.
   89[RIGHT]Your MC-Market staff team[/RIGHT]