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IPA Font License Agreement v1.0 (090305)
The Licensor provides the Licensed Program (as defined in Article 1
below) under the terms of this license agreement ("Agreement"). Any
use, reproduction or distribution of the Licensed Program, or any
exercise of rights under this Agreement by a Recipient (as defined in
Article 1 below) constitutes the Recipient's acceptance of this
Agreement.
Article 1 (Definitions)
1. "Digital Font Program" shall mean a computer program containing, or
used to render or display fonts.
2. "Licensed Program" shall mean a Digital Font Program licensed by
the Licensor under this Agreement.
3. "Derived Program" shall mean a Digital Font Program created as a
result of a modification, addition, deletion, replacement or any other
adaptation to or of a part or all of the Licensed Program, and
includes a case where a Digital Font Program newly created by
retrieving font information from a part or all of the Licensed Program
or Embedded Fonts from a Digital Document File with or without
modification of the retrieved font information.
4. "Digital Content" shall mean products provided to end users in the
form of digital data, including video content, motion and/or still
pictures, TV programs or other broadcasting content and products
consisting of character text, pictures, photographic images, graphic
symbols and/or the like.
5. "Digital Document File" shall mean a PDF file or other Digital
Content created by various software programs in which a part or all of
the Licensed Program becomes embedded or contained in the file for the
display of the font ("Embedded Fonts"). Embedded Fonts are used only
in the display of characters in the particular Digital Document File
within which they are embedded, and shall be distinguished from those
in any Digital Font Program, which may be used for display of
characters outside that particular Digital Document File.
6. "Computer" shall include a server in this Agreement.
7. "Reproduction and Other Exploitation" shall mean reproduction,
transfer, distribution, lease, public transmission, presentation,
exhibition, adaptation and any other exploitation.
8. "Recipient" shall mean anyone who receives the Licensed Program
under this Agreement, including one that receives the Licensed Program
from a Recipient.
Article 2 (Grant of License)
The Licensor grants to the Recipient a license to use the Licensed
Program in any and all countries in accordance with each of the
provisions set forth in this Agreement. However, any and all rights
underlying in the Licensed Program shall be held by the Licensor. In
no sense is this Agreement intended to transfer any right relating to
the Licensed Program held by the Licensor except as specifically set
forth herein or any right relating to any trademark, trade name, or
service mark to the Recipient.
1. The Recipient may install the Licensed Program on any number of
Computers and use the same in accordance with the provisions set forth
in this Agreement.
2. The Recipient may use the Licensed Program, with or without
modification in printed materials or in Digital Content as an
expression of character texts or the like.
3. The Recipient may conduct Reproduction and Other Exploitation of
the printed materials and Digital Content created in accordance with
the preceding Paragraph, for commercial or non-commercial purposes and
in any form of media including but not limited to broadcasting,
communication and various recording media.
4. If any Recipient extracts Embedded Fonts from a Digital Document
File to create a Derived Program, such Derived Program shall be
subject to the terms of this agreement.
5. If any Recipient performs Reproduction or Other Exploitation of a
Digital Document File in which Embedded Fonts of the Licensed Program
are used only for rendering the Digital Content within such Digital
Document File then such Recipient shall have no further obligations
under this Agreement in relation to such actions.
6. The Recipient may reproduce the Licensed Program as is without
modification and transfer such copies, publicly transmit or otherwise
redistribute the Licensed Program to a third party for commercial or
non-commercial purposes ("Redistribute"), in accordance with the
provisions set forth in Article 3 Paragraph 2.
7. The Recipient may create, use, reproduce and/or Redistribute a
Derived Program under the terms stated above for the Licensed Program:
provided, that the Recipient shall follow the provisions set forth in
Article 3 Paragraph 1 when Redistributing the Derived Program.
Article 3 (Restriction)
The license granted in the preceding Article shall be subject to the
following restrictions:
1. If a Derived Program is Redistributed pursuant to Paragraph 4 and
7 of the preceding Article, the following conditions must be met :
(1) The following must be also Redistributed together with the
Derived Program, or be made available online or by means of mailing
mechanisms in exchange for a cost which does not exceed the total
costs of postage, storage medium and handling fees:
(a) a copy of the Derived Program; and
(b) any additional file created by the font developing program in
the course of creating the Derived Program that can be used for
further modification of the Derived Program, if any.
(2) It is required to also Redistribute means to enable recipients
of the Derived Program to replace the Derived Program with the
Licensed Program first released under this License (the "Original
Program"). Such means may be to provide a difference file from the
Original Program, or instructions setting out a method to replace
the Derived Program with the Original Program.
(3) The Recipient must license the Derived Program under the terms
and conditions of this Agreement.
(4) No one may use or include the name of the Licensed Program as a
program name, font name or file name of the Derived Program.
(5) Any material to be made available online or by means of mailing
a medium to satisfy the requirements of this paragraph may be
provided, verbatim, by any party wishing to do so.
2. If the Recipient Redistributes the Licensed Program pursuant to
Paragraph 6 of the preceding Article, the Recipient shall meet all of
the following conditions:
(1) The Recipient may not change the name of the Licensed Program.
(2) The Recipient may not alter or otherwise modify the Licensed
Program.
(3) The Recipient must attach a copy of this Agreement to the
Licensed Program.
3. THIS LICENSED PROGRAM IS PROVIDED BY THE LICENSOR "AS IS" AND ANY
EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WARRANTY AS TO THE LICENSED PROGRAM OR ANY
DERIVED PROGRAM, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF TITLE,
NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE, ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE LICENSOR BE LIABLE FOR
ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXTENDED, EXEMPLARY, OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO; PROCUREMENT OF
SUBSTITUTED GOODS OR SERVICE; DAMAGES ARISING FROM SYSTEM FAILURE;
LOSS OR CORRUPTION OF EXISTING DATA OR PROGRAM; LOST PROFITS), HOWEVER
CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT
LIABILITY OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY
WAY OUT OF THE INSTALLATION, USE, THE REPRODUCTION OR OTHER
EXPLOITATION OF THE LICENSED PROGRAM OR ANY DERIVED PROGRAM OR THE
EXERCISE OF ANY RIGHTS GRANTED HEREUNDER, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE
POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
4. The Licensor is under no obligation to respond to any technical
questions or inquiries, or provide any other user support in
connection with the installation, use or the Reproduction and Other
Exploitation of the Licensed Program or Derived Programs thereof.
Article 4 (Termination of Agreement)
1. The term of this Agreement shall begin from the time of receipt of
the Licensed Program by the Recipient and shall continue as long as
the Recipient retains any such Licensed Program in any way.
2. Notwithstanding the provision set forth in the preceding
Paragraph, in the event of the breach of any of the provisions set
forth in this Agreement by the Recipient, this Agreement shall
automatically terminate without any notice. In the case of such
termination, the Recipient may not use or conduct Reproduction and
Other Exploitation of the Licensed Program or a Derived Program:
provided that such termination shall not affect any rights of any
other Recipient receiving the Licensed Program or the Derived Program
from such Recipient who breached this Agreement.
Article 5 (Governing Law)
1. IPA may publish revised and/or new versions of this License. In
such an event, the Recipient may select either this Agreement or any
subsequent version of the Agreement in using, conducting the
Reproduction and Other Exploitation of, or Redistributing the Licensed
Program or a Derived Program. Other matters not specified above shall
be subject to the Copyright Law of Japan and other related laws and
regulations of Japan.
2. This Agreement shall be construed under the laws of Japan.
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