Powered by Spycraft License

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Version 1.0: Last Updated September 1, 2009

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1. Acceptance of Terms

By submitting an application to use the Powered by Spycraft Logo, you accept and agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this license agreement ("License"). (The application can be found and submitted online at www.crafty-games.com/licensing/spycraft.)

2. Copyrights and Trademarks

You acknowledge and agree that Crafty Games LLC ("Crafty Games") is the licensed controller of all trademarks and copyrights related to the Powered by Spycraft Logo (“PbS Logo”). You agree not to contest Crafty Games' control of any intellectual property rights related to the PbS Logo, during the term of this License or thereafter. You also agree not to create or use any names or trademarks similar enough to Crafty Games’ trademarks that consumers could be confused about whether the item was produced by or on behalf of Crafty Games.

3. License Grant

Crafty Games reserves the right to, at its sole discretion, decline any application to use the Powered by Spycraft license. Approvals are made by game line. Once a game line is approved, you may produce products for that specific game line without further approval.

Crafty Games also reserves the right to withdraw any company or individual's approval at any time, at its sole discretion, though this option is reserved for extreme situations that threaten the viability or reputation of the Spycraft brand (see Section 9: Termination).

While you remain in compliance with the terms and conditions of this License, you are granted a non-transferable, non-sublicensable, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use the PbS Logo in printed books, electronic books, and freely available advertisements and websites in connection with products for approved game lines. These products must be compatible with the Spycraft Roleplaying Game, subject to the obligations and limitations set forth in this License.

You may use the PbS Logo only to indicate that your product is compatible with the Spycraft Roleplaying Game. You may not use the PbS Logo unless your product is fully compatible with the Spycraft Roleplaying Game (see Section 6: Compatibility). The PbS Logo may only be used on Spycraft-compatible products and in advertisements and websites directly promoting those products. The PbS Logo may only be used in the manner specified in this License and may not be modified except as specifically permitted in writing by Crafty Games.

The PbS Logo may only be used under this License in connection with materials you publish under the Open Gaming License 1.0a (“OGL”), a copy of which can be viewed here. You may not use the PbS Logo in any way that the OGL prohibits. You are solely responsible for assuring you use the OGL correctly. The PbS Logo is designated as Product Identity, not Open Game Content, as those terms are defined in the OGL.

No license or permission is granted (either expressly or by implication) with respect to any trademarks, copyrights, or other intellectual property right except the PbS Logo, and any right not specifically granted hereunder is expressly reserved to Crafty Games.

4. Usage Requirements

Powered by Spycraft Products

In each Powered by Spycraft product, you must include the following text, as its own paragraph, on the title page or on any one page preceding the title page, in a legible size and color:

 

This product is compatible with the Spycraft Roleplaying Game and requires the Spycraft 2.0 Rulebook to play. Spycraft is ™ and © 2005 Alderac Entertainment Group, Inc. and used under license. All rights reserved.

 

You must also include the following text, as its own paragraph, on the page presenting any copyright notices, in a legible size and color, and no smaller than any other copyright notice on the page:

 

Spycraft and the Powered by Spycraft Logo are trademarks of Alderac Entertainment Group, Inc., and are used under the Powered by Spycraft License. For more information about Spycraft, visit www.crafty-games.com.

 

Also, Section 15 of your product’s Open Game License must include the following text, in addition to any other text required by the OGL:

 

Spycraft 2.0 RPG Rulebook. Copyright 2005, Crafty Games LLC; Authors: Alex Flagg, Scott Gearin, and Patrick Kapera.

 

You must reproduce the PbS Logo at a legible size on the front and/or back covers of each licensed product. You may also reproduce the PbS Logo on the spine or in the interior of any licensed product.

You may not alter the color, typography, design, or proportions of the PbS Logo, though you may render it in grayscale when color is not available. You may not obscure the PbS Logo, or allow it to be obscured, in any way.

Advertising and Websites

Each advertisement and website promoting a Powered by Spycraft product or service must include the following text in a legible size and color, no smaller than any other copyright notice on the same page:

 

Spycraft and related marks are trademarks of Alderac Entertainment Group, Inc., and are used under the Powered by Spycraft License. For more information about Spycraft, visit www.crafty-games.com.

 

You must reproduce the PbS Logo at a legible size in any advertising for a licensed product, including print ads and the home or front page of any related website.

You may not alter the color, typography, design, or proportions of the PbS Logo, though you may render it in grayscale when color is not available. You may not obscure the PbS Logo, or allow it to be obscured, in any way.

5. Usage Restrictions

The Powered by Spycraft License is expressly limited to use of the PbS Logo in printed books, electronic books, and freely available advertisements and websites. Anyone seeking a license for any other use should contact Crafty Games directly at licensing@crafty-games.com.

You may not use the PbS Logo in a way that suggests Crafty Games owns, endorses, or is in any way responsible for any part of your product, or for any conduct of your business, or that suggests that you have any relationship beyond this license, unless you obtain a separate agreement letting you do so. You may not state or suggest that Crafty Games guarantees your product’s compatibility with the Spycraft Roleplaying Game.

The titles of your products may not include any Crafty Games trademarked terms (or marks confusingly similar thereto), including “Spycraft” or “Spycraft Roleplaying Game.”

You may not use Crafty Games’ trade dress for your products or advertisements — that is, you may not design your products to look confusingly similar to Crafty Games’ products.

You may not do anything illegal in or with products produced under this License.

6. Compatibility

Powered by Spycraft products must operate under and rely on the Spycraft Roleplaying Game. Standalone game systems are in no way authorized by this License, nor are products in genres or time periods beyond the default presented in the Spycraft 2.0 Rulebook (modern espionage).

You agree to use your best efforts to ensure that licensed products are fully compatible with the Spycraft Roleplaying Game as published in May 2006. Your products may also be compatible with other systems.

You may reference any product made for the Spycraft Roleplaying Game, including Spycraft products released in other third-party publishers' approved game lines. You may use page numbers, but recognize that they may change in licensed translations and in subsequent printings.

7. Effective Dates

The License becomes effective as soon as you receive approval notification from Crafty Games.

8. Breach and Cure

Should you fail to comply with any of the terms of this License, Crafty Games will send notice to the point of contact provided in your application. You will have thirty days from that date to cure the breach to Crafty Games’ satisfaction. Whether the breach is cured or not, Crafty Games reserves the right to revoke your approval to use the Powered by Spycraft License for any or all of your game lines. Again, this option is reserved for extreme situations that threaten the viability or reputation of the Spycraft brand (see Section 9: Termination).

9. Termination

Crafty Games may terminate the Powered by Spycraft License at any time, at its sole discretion. Crafty Games also reserves the right to revoke the Powered by Spycraft License for any game line at any time, at its sole discretion.

Should the Powered by Spycraft license be terminated, you may no longer make new products bearing the PbS Logo and you must immediately suspend any advertisements and web content promoting products that use the PbS Logo on web sites other than your own. Additionally, you must stop selling electronic products bearing the PbS Logo within 90 days. You may continue to sell the current printings of each print book bearing the PbS Logo for a period of 1 year or until your supply runs out, whichever comes first; any inventory remaining after 1 year must be destroyed. Should approval for one or more of your product lines be revoked, these terms apply to all products within these game lines.

Any costs associated with Powered by Spycraft License termination are exclusively yours.

If you fail to comply with any post-termination and/or post-revocation obligations, you agree that any resulting dispute will be resolved in courts located in Douglas County, Nebraska, and you agree to be subject to the jurisdiction of such courts. You agree that such courts will be mutually directed to award the prevailing party in any dispute its legal fees and court costs in addition to any other appropriate monetary or injunctive relief the court deems appropriate.

10. Updates

Crafty Games may update this License at any time. Products are subject to the terms of the License at the date of their publication.

11. Notices to Licensor

You agree to provide Crafty Games with current contact information, and to update your contact information as it changes. Notices related to this License will be delivered via this contact information. You agree that anything sent via this contact information constitutes valid notice and service of process on you.

12. Reference Copies

You agree to send 1 electronic copy of each licensed product to licensing@crafty-games.com, or to send them on CD or DVD to the following address.

 

Crafty Games 
Attention: Powered by Spycraft Program
224 Bancroft Plaza
Omaha, NE 68108

 

Electronic products must arrive within 30 days of release.

Crafty Games would prefer you send 1-2 copies of printed books, as well as advertisements and other marketing done in connection with the licensed products, though this is optional.

13. Arbitration and Jurisdiction

You agree that all disputes related to this License shall be governed by the local laws of the State of Nebraska. You also irrevocably and unconditionally consent to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of State and Federal courts located in Douglas County, Nebraska, with respect to any claim, action, or legal proceeding related to this License, and to bring all legal action related to this License before these courts.

14. Warranties and Limitation of Liability

Crafty Games agrees to provide base mechanical support in the form of certain guides for creating Spycraft rules. Crafty Games may determine, update, and alter the contents of these guides at its sole discretion.

Crafty Games makes no warranties about the suitability of the PbS Logo, related guides, or this License for your business. Crafty Games is not obligated to provide support for your use of the PbS Logo or related guides, and may not be held liable for any damages (incidental, consequential, or otherwise) resulting from your use of the PbS Logo, related guides, or this License.

15. Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold Crafty Games harmless from any claims, demands, or suits brought with respect to Powered by Spycraft products produced by or for you.