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The RAR Archiver
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License for use and distribution
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The RAR archiver is distributed as try before you buy. This means:
1. All copyrights to RAR are exclusively owned by the author
- Eugene Roshal.
2. Anyone may use this software during a test period of 40
days. Following this test period of 40 days or less,
if you wish to continue to use RAR, you must register.
3. There are 4 basic types of licenses issued for RAR, these are:
a. A single computer usage license. The user purchases one license
to use the RAR archiver on one computer.
b. A multiple usage license. The user purchases a number of usage
licenses for use, by the purchaser, the purchaser's employees or
accredited agents, on the same number of computers.
The number of licenses in network environment must not be less
than the maximum possible amount of simultaneous users.
c. A SITE usage license. The user purchases a single usage license,
authorising the use of RAR, by the purchaser, the purchaser's
employees or accredited agents, on an unlimited number of computers
at the same physical site location. This site location would
normally be defined as a single building, but could be considered
to be a number of buildings within the same, general, geographical
location, such as an industrial estate or small town.
d. A CORPORATE, NATIONAL or INTERNATIONAL usage license. The user
purchases a single usage license, authorising the use of RAR, by
the purchaser, the purchaser's employees or accredited agents, on
an unlimited number of computers, regardless of location, but
owned or under the control of the purchaser.
Once registered, the user is granted a non-exclusive license to use
RAR on as many computers as defined by the licensing terms above
according to the number of licenses purchased, for any legal purpose.
The registered RAR software may not be rented or leased, but may be
permanently transferred, in it's entirety, if the person receiving it
agrees to the terms of this license. If the software is an update,
the transfer must include the update and all previous versions.
4. The RAR/WinRAR unregistered trial version may be freely distributed,
with exceptions noted below, provided the distribution package is not
modified in any way.
a. No person or company may distribute separate parts of the package
with the exception of the UnRAR components, without written
permission of the copyright owner.
b. The RAR/WinRAR unregistered trial version may not be distributed
inside of any other software package without written permission
of the copyright owner.
c. Hacks/cracks, keys or key generators may not be included on the
same distribution.
5. To register you must buy RAR. See order.htm for details.
6. THE RAR ARCHIVER IS DISTRIBUTED "AS IS". NO WARRANTY OF ANY
KIND IS EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. YOU USE AT YOUR OWN RISK.
NEITHER THE AUTHOR NOR THE AGENTS OF THE AUTHOR WILL BE LIABLE
FOR DATA LOSS, DAMAGES, LOSS OF PROFITS OR ANY OTHER KIND OF LOSS
WHILE USING OR MISUSING THIS SOFTWARE.
7. There are no additional license fees, apart from the cost of
registration, associated with the creation and distribution of RAR
archives, volumes, self-extracting archives or self-extracting
volumes. Legally registered owners may use their copies of
RAR/WinRAR to produce archives and self-extracting archives and
to distribute those archives free of any additional RAR royalties.
8. You may not use, copy, emulate, clone, rent, lease, sell, modify,
decompile, disassemble, otherwise reverse engineer, or transfer
the licensed program, or any subset of the licensed program, except
as provided for in this agreement. Any such unauthorized use shall
result in immediate and automatic termination of this license and
may result in criminal and/or civil prosecution.
Neither RAR binary code, WinRAR binary code, UnRAR source or UnRAR
binary code may be used or reverse engineered to re-create the RAR
compression algorithm, which is proprietary, without written
permission of the author.
RAR and WinRAR keyfiles may not be distributed, except as stated
in item 3) above, outside of the area of legal control of the
person or persons who purchased the original license, without
written permission of the copyright holder.
All rights not expressly granted here are reserved by Eugene Roshal.
9. Installing and using RAR/WinRAR signifies acceptance of these terms
and conditions of the license.
10. If you do not agree with the terms of this license you must
remove RAR/WinRAR files from your storage devices and cease to
use the product.
Thank you for using the original RAR.
Eugene Roshal
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