Adobe® After Effects® CS4 SDK License Agreement
ADOBE SOFTWARE DEVELOPER'S KIT ("SDK") LICENSE AGREEMENT
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1. DEFINITIONS In this Agreement, "Package" means the Developer's Kit Software (hereinafter referred to as "SDK"), Sample Code, API Information, documentation in on-line format, and related items except Adobe Software. "Adobe Software" means the Adobe application programs and any updates thereof. "Sample Code" means sample software in source code format. "API Information" means the SDK API (Application Programming Interface) Specification, header files, the SDK Plug-In APIs as defined in the header files and demonstrated in plug-in example code, and related information. "Adobe" means Adobe Systems Incorporated, a Delaware corporation, 345 Park Avenue, San Jose, California 95110, if Section 11 of this Agreement applies; otherwise it means Adobe Systems Software Ireland Limited, 4-6 Riverwalk, Citywest Business Campus, Saggart D 24, Republic of Ireland, a company organized under the laws of Ireland and an a°liate and licensee of Adobe Systems Incorporated. "Developer Programs" means Your application programs designed to function with Adobe Software products and/or include Sample Code; and "Developer," "You," and "Your" refer to any person or entity accessing or using this Package.
2. LICENSE Adobe grants You a non-exclusive, nontransferable, royalty-free license to use the Items in this Package for the purposes of internally developing Developer Programs in connection with Adobe Software products and incorporating portions or all of the Sample Code into Developer Programs. Under this License, You may use, modify, and merge the Sample Code with Developer Programs. Any modified or merged portion of the Sample Code IS subject to this Agreement. You may distribute Sample Code in object code format only as substantially modified and only as part of Developer Programs. The Sample Code shall be distributed to Your customers under the terms of Your standard End User License Agreement, provided it includes terms that are substantially similar to those applicable to the Sample Code, as described herein. You are required to include Adobe's copyright notices on Developer Programs that include portions of Sample Code, except for those Programs in which You include a copyright notice reflecting the copyright ownership of Developer in such Programs. You may use Adobe Software or the documentation included in this Package subject to End User Licenses or conditions stated on the documentation, respectively. You may use API Information subject to Sections 3 and 4 below. You may use the SDK, the documentation, and the API Information solely for the purpose of internal development. You may not (i) include the SDK software, Adobe Software, the documentation, or API Information in Developer Programs under this Agreement or (ii) sell, sublicense, rent, loan, or lease the SDK, Adobe Software, the documentation, or API Information to any third party. You also agree not to reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble or otherwise attempt to discover the source code of the SDK or Adobe Software except to the extent you may be expressly permitted to decompile under applicable law, it is essential to SDK End User License Agreement English License Agreement 3 do so in order to achieve operability of the SDK or Adobe Software with another software program, and you have first requested Adobe to provide the information necessary to achieve such operability and Adobe has not made such information available. Adobe has the right to impose reasonable conditions and to request a reasonable fee before providing such information. Any information supplied by Adobe or obtained by you, as permitted hereunder, may only be used by you for the purpose described herein and may not be disclosed to any third party or used to create any software which is substantially similar to the expression of the Software. You may make a limited number of copies of the documentation to be used by Your employees or consultants for Internal development purposes and not for general business purposes or for distribution by any means, and such employees or consultants shall be subject to this License Agreement. You may distribute Adobe Software with Your Developer Programs only under separate license from Adobe. Further licensing information, the Trademark License and the Guidelines for using the Adobe Acrobat Product Signatures are available through www.adobe.com. Adobe is under no obligation to provide any support under this Agreement, including upgrades or future versions of the SDK, Sample Code, Adobe Software, or other items in this Package, to Developer, end users, or to any other party.
3.API INFORMATION USE RESTRICTIONS You agree that You will not remove the menu item that calls up the Adobe Software "About Screen" or "Info" in any Adobe Software product or any product incorporating Adobe Software or any part thereof.
4.CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION With respect to the API Information, You agree that You will treat the API Information with the same degree of care as You accord to Your own confidential information which You exercise reasonable care to protect. Your obligations under this section with respect to the API Information shall terminate when You can document that (i) it was in the public domain at or subsequent to the time it was communicated to You by Adobe through no fault of yours, (ii) it was developed by Your employees or agents independently of and without reference to any information communicated to You by Adobe; or (iii) the communication was in response to a valid order by a court or other governmental body, was otherwise required by law, or was necessary to establish the rights of either party under this Agreement.
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6. TERM This License Agreement is effective until terminated. Adobe has the right to terminate Your License immediately if You fail to comply with any term of this Agreement. Upon any such termination, You must return all full and partial copies of the items in this Package immediately to Adobe.
7. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY Adobe licenses the Sample Code, Adobe Software, API Information, documentation, and related items in this Package to Developer only on an "AS IS" basis. With respect to the Sample Code, API Information, and other items in the Package used in the development of Developer Programs, Adobe makes no representation as to their adequacy for any particular purpose or to produce any particular result. Adobe shall not be liable for loss or damage arising out of this Agreement or from the distribution or use of Developer Programs. ADOBE AND ITS SUPPLIERS DO NOT AND CANNOT WARRANT THE PERFORMANCE OR RESULTS YOU MAY OBTAIN BY USING THE PACKAGE, EXCEPT FOR ANY WARRANTY, CONDITION, REPRESENTATION OR TERM TO THE EXTENT TO WHICH THE SAME CANNOT OR MAY NOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED BY LAW APPLICABLE TO YOU IN YOUR JURISDICTION, ADOBE AND ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO WARRANTIES, CONDITIONS, REPRESENTATIONS OR TERMS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WHETHER BY STATUTE, COMMON LAW, CUSTOM, USAGE OR OTHERWISE AS TO ANY OTHER MATTERS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS, INTEGRATION, SATISFACTORY QUALITY OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE. The provisions of this section 7 shall survive the termination of SDK End User License Agreement English License Agreement 4 this Agreement, howsoever caused, but this shall not imply or create any continued right to Use the Software after termination of this Agreement. Some states or provinces do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties so the above limitations may not apply to You. You may have rights which vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. For further warranty information, You may contact the Adobe Solutions Network at the address provided above.
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