MCM Redistribution Rights - Historical

Applied By Justis R: Nov 2, 2019 at 12:05 AM

MCM Redistribution Rights
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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. 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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12What do I mean by explicitly and specifically granted? 12What do I mean by explicitly and specifically granted? 
13Bukkit is licensed under the GNU LGPL, however, Bukkit is also a derivative work of CraftBukkit, which is under the the GNU GPL. Bukkit'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’s EULA explicitly forbids of modded versions of their game. 13Bukkit 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’s EULA explicitly forbids of modded versions of their game.
14[URL]https://account.mojang.com/terms#commercial[/URL] 14[URL]https://account.mojang.com/terms#commercial[/URL] 
15Since no court proceedings have set any legal presidents upholding the validity of any of these self proclaimed 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. 15Whether 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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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] 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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