Modding Legacy License


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MODDING LEGACY LICENSE


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Definitions

Usages of definitions are emphasized.

  • MOD: A piece of software that interfaces with the Minecraft client and/or server to add, change or remove certain original functionality.
  • OWNER: The authors and/or copyright holders of this mod and all its sources.
  • MODDING LEGACY: The team name of the owner.
  • THE MOD or THIS MOD: The original mod that is being distributed by the owner - Modding Legacy - under the respective relevant name the license is being used for. This is the mod these terms apply to.
  • MOJANG: Mojang A.B. - The original authors and/or copyright holders of Minecraft.
  • USER: End user of this mod - A person that installs this mod.
  • FORGE: Minecraft Forge - The authors of the Forge API, or the Forge API itself.
  • VANILLA: The default version or behaviour of Minecraft, either client or server, without any mod, nor Forge, installed.
  • (THE) SOURCES: Anything that is part of the available source code of this mod, that is under the copyright of the owner.
  • DISTRIBUTOR: A person or other legal entity that shares and/or spreads any file that belongs to this mod or its sources, either legally or illegally.
  • DISTRIBUTION: The sharing and/or spreading of any files that belong to this mod, including its sources, either legally or illegally.
  • MOD PACK: A collection of mods that are meant to interface with Minecraft and each other.
  • CONTRIBUTION: Legal modification of or the suggestion of modifications to this mod and/or its sources.
  • CONTRIBUTOR: A person or other legal entity that legally modifies or suggests modifications to this mod and/or its sources.

Liability

THIS MOD IS PROVIDED ‘AS IS’ WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE OWNER BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS MOD OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THIS MOD.

Unless explicitly stated in a file itself, or in a file named NOTICE.txt, NOTICE.md or a comment in package-info.java on behalf of the corresponding file, Modding Legacy has full rights over this mod and its sources, under the copyright terms when purchasing Minecraft (http://www.minecraft.net/copyright.jsp), despite the use of Mojang’s code. The use of Forge’s code by the owner is completely legal.

Distribution and redistribution

Distribution of this mod or its sources is strictly forbidden for every person or other legal entity except when one or more of the following conditions apply to the distributor. Distribution is only legal

  • when the distributor is a legal owner;
  • when the distribution is a distribution of the sources in a FORK of the GitLab repository that is published by Modding Legacy, AND NOT IN A NEW REPOSITORY;
  • when the distributor has a written and valid permission of the owner (may be subject to certain terms and/or conditions);
  • when the kind of distribution is via a mod pack on CurseForge, Planet Minecraft, Minecraft Forum, or in a modpack outside CurseForge as long as the owner is informed and a legal distribution is used;
  • when the distribution is done privately, via hardware such as external storage, via mail or via other communication platforms such as WhatsApp or Discord with the exception of public servers;
  • when the distribution is on Modding Legacy’s official Jenkins page, where development builds can be downloaded.
  • or when the distribution is on the original CurseForge page of this mod.

Distribution is, regardless of the above conditions, always strictly forbidden

  • when the distributor is not a person;
  • when the owner does not know about the distribution;
  • when the distribution yields money or other financial profit to the distributor in any way or kind, including link shorteners like AdFly or BitLy, unless it conforms the distributor has WRITTEN PERMISSION from Modding Legacy (see FUNDING section for more information);
  • when the distribution is distributed under another license than this license;
  • or WHEN MODDING LEGACY HAS/HAVE TAKEN AWAY THE DISTRIBUTOR’s PERMISSION OF DISTRIBUTING THIS MOD OR ITS SOURCES IN ANY OTHER KIND OR FORM!.

When one or more files that are covered by these terms and conditions are distributed illegally, including sources and binaries, modified or not, users may freely ignore any illegally changed terms and conditions that “cover” the corresponding files. In the case any owner asks a user to share an illegally distributed file because of a serious reason given due to the illegal distribution of the file, the user HAS PERMISSION TO, and MUST share that file, regardless of the terms and conditions of the illegal distributor.

Derivative works and/or modification

This mod and its binaries and/or sources are published and may be freely downloaded, decompiled and modified for private use only, either with a decompiler or a bytecode editor, or by cloning the public source code into a local repository. Public distributions of modified versions of this mod are covered by the above statement about distribution, under the header “Distribution and/or redistribution”. THE OWNER IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE CAUSED BY MODIFYING, EXECUTING, USING OR RUNNING MODIFIED VERSIONS OF THIS MOD AND/OR ITS SOURCES!

Modpack Clarification (tl;dr, written in informal language)

You are given permission to distribute this mod in any modpack in CurseForge, Planet Minecraft, Minecraft Forum, or any other valid modpack source. We ask that you let us know you are using our mod in a modpack outside of one of those three aforementioned modpack distribution platforms.

Forking and Port Clarification (tl;dr, written in informal language)

You are NOT given permission to modify this mod and upload it publically as your own. This includes ports to other Minecraft versions (i.e. 1.7.10, 1.12.2, 1.14.4), modding toolchains (i.e. Fabric, Rift, unofficial Forge), and anything else that we have not done on our own. If we find that you have done this, we will give you a notice and a 30-day time limit to takedown your project, or we will take it down ourselves with a DMCA copyright strike. The only exception to this rule is if we give you written permission that can be shown in a NOTICE.md file.

Contribution

Contribution to this mod and/or its sources is allowed under the following conditions:

  • The contributor must suggest modifications on Modding Legacy’s public Discord server, or by using Issues or Pull Requests on GitLab if the modification is major.
  • The contributor must follow the contribution guidelines.
  • The contributor may NOT contribute when an owner has forbidden the contributor to contribute.
  • The contributor must agree to the guidelines given in the CONTRIBUTING.md file. In the case of a pull request, the contributor must ALSO state that they agree to the given guidelines.
  • The contribution must be voluntary. By contributing, contributors automatically agree that an owner shares and distributes this contribution legally.

Contributions Clarification (tl;dr, written in informal language)

You are free to provide contributions in the form of pull requests on any of our mods AS LONG as they follow the contribution guidelines listed above. In addition, they must not make major changes to the mod at hand or introduce any negative effects or malware of any kind. We reserve the right to disallow you from making any contributions to the mod if we so chose.

Funding

Raising money from this mod or any of its counterparts is strictly forbidden, except when the money is raised via the official Patreon page of Modding Legacy or via CurseForge’s monetization system. In no event shall any other entity raise money from this mod or its counterparts. Not by funding, not by selling, not by ads, not by link shorteners (including but not limited to AdFly or BitLy) and not in any other way not mentioned in this list.

Other Notes of Importance

  • Sounds done by Lachney and Bailey and music written by Lachney and Jonathing are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0) license and do not fall under the terms and conditions of this license.

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