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Each VOCALOID is sold under license, the following is a copy of the license for VOCALOID. This is the single most important document in the software and it informs a user of what they can and cannot do with VOCALOID. Breaking this agreement is against the law and has serious legal implications.

GeneralEdit

This is the general released agreement for VOCALOID that comes with every VOCALOID and lists out a general terms of agreement for using VOCALOID. This is the agreement that Yamaha gives as a condition for using their VOCALOID software in general.

SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT

IMPORTANT - READ CAREFULLY This Software License Agreement ("Agreement") is a legal agreement between you (either an individual or a single entity) and YAMAHA Corporation ("YAMAHA") for VOCALOID(TM) software program and any upgrades, modified versions or updates of the VOCALOID(TM) software (collectively, the "Software"). By installing, copying, or otherwise using the Software, you are deemed to be bound by all the terms and conditions of this Agreement. If you do not agree to the terms of Software, you may not use Software. You shall be also bound by the terms and conditions of the End User License Agreement of the VOCALOID(TM) Library ("Library") provided by each Library developer.

1. Grant of License YAMAHA hereby grants you the right to install and use one copy of the Software on one single computer and use the synthesized singing, subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

2. Prohibitions and Restrictions You must not remove or alter any copyright notices on all copies of the Software. You may not distribute copies of the Software to third parties. You may not rent, lease, or lend the Software. You may not post any portion of the Software on a web site or any other medium that may enable others to obtain a copy of the Software. You may not reverse-compile, disassemble, reverse-engineer, or use any other method to convert the Software into a human-readable form, nor may you allow another person to do so. The Software may not be duplicated, corrected, modified, or disposed of in any other way in part or in whole.

3. Restrictions on use of the synthesized singing You may not publish or distribute in any manner the synthesized singing that includes lyrics which are against public policy of law. You may not publish or distribute the synthesized singing that is harmful to the moral rights of the third party including but not limited to the original singer of the Library. In no event will YAMAHA be liable for any and all claims, suits or consequential, incidental or special damages arising from your publishing or distributing synthesized singing. The following types of usage of the synthesized singing by the Software may require a separate additional license from YAMAHA which would be independent of this license Agreement. If you wish to obtain such additional license, you should contact YAMAHA to discuss their particular requirements. (a) Use mainly in a commercial Karaoke service/system to provide vocals including but not limited to backing vocals, including use to create commercial Karaoke software, Karaoke hardware, and internet-based Karaoke products systems and services. (b) Use commercially as telephone ringtones or as audio alerts or signals in telephone or telecommunication equipment, except when used in combination with other musical instruments or sounds within a musical composition.

4. Termination Without prejudice to any other rights, YAMAHA may terminate this Agreement if you fail to comply with the terms and conditions of this Agreement. In such event, you must destroy all copies of the Software.

5. Intellectual Property Rights of the Software All title and intellectual property rights in and to the Software and any copies thereof are owned by YAMAHA.

6. NO WARRANTIES AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY THE SOFTWARE AND ANY RELATED DOCUMENTATION ARE COPYRIGHTED BY YAMAHA. THE SOFTWARE IS OFFERED "AS IS" AND YAMAHA MAKES NO WARRANTY AS TO ITS USE OR PERFORMANCE. THE ENTIRE RISK ARISING OUT OF USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE SOFTWARE REMAINS WITH YOU. YAMAHA DOES NOT AND CANNOT WARRANT THE PERFORMANCE OR RESULTS YOU MAY OBTAIN BY USING THE SOFTWARE OR DOCUMENTATION. YAMAHA MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS, MERCHANTABILITY, OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IN NO EVENT WILL YAMAHA BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ANY LOST PROFITS OR LOST SAVINGS, EVEN IF AN YAMAHA REPRESENTATIVE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, OR FOR ANY CLAIM BY ANY THIRD PARTY.

7. General The validity, construction and performance of this Agreement shall be governed by the laws of Japan.

VOCALOID3 EditorEdit

END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT

PLEASE READ THIS END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT ("AGREEMENT") CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SOFTWARE. BY USING THIS SOFTWARE, YOU AGREE THAT THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT WILL GOVERN YOUR USE OF THE SOFTWARE. THIS AGREEMENT IS AMONG YOU (AS AN INDIVIDUAL OR LEGAL ENTITY,) YAMAHA CORPORATION ("YAMAHA".)

BY INSTALLING, COPYING, OR OTHERWISE USING THIS SOFTWARE, YOU ARE AGREEING TO ALL THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT, AND YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM. IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS WE ARE UNWILLING TO LICENSE THE USE OF SOFTWARE TO YOU AND YOU SHOULD NOT USE THE SOFTWARE.


1. DEFINITIONS As used in this Agreement, the following terms shall have the following meanings: Software: means VOCALOID(TM)3 Editor <V3SW0001JP> or plug-in software for the VOCALOID(TM)3 Editor developed by Yamaha, including any future versions, improvements, developments, programming fixes, updates and upgrades thereof. Synthesized Singing: means any audio output produced by you, using the Software and the Vocal Library. Voice Library: means the audio library database consisting of recordings of singing, or any part or component thereof, which may be included with some VOCALOID(TM)3 products.

2. GRANT OF LICENSE AND COPYRIGHT Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Yamaha hereby grants you a non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, non-transferable and revocable license to install and use one copy of the Software and Voice Library on one single computer for commercial or non-commercial purposes. License on the Software and Voice Library are granted to the original purchaser (end-user) of this VOCALOID(TM)3 product only. Under this Agreement, the Software or Voice Library is construed to be "in use" on a computer or other device when it, or any part of it, is loaded into the temporary memory or installed in the permanent memory of that computer or device.

You agree that all title to the Software and Voice Library, and intellectual property rights therein, shall at all times remain solely and exclusively with Yamaha that the Software and Voice Library contain proprietary information and material that are protected by relevant copyright laws, trade secret laws, and all applicable international treaty provisions, and that you will not use such proprietary information or material in any way whatsoever except for permitted use hereunder. While you may be entitled to claim ownership of the Synthesized Singing created by the use of Software and Voice Library, the Software and Voice Library will continue to be owned by Yamaha and protected under relevant laws or treaties. All rights not expressly granted to you hereunder concerning the Software, Voice Library, and the Synthesized Singing are reserved by Yamaha.

All content in or on this VOCALOID(TM)3 product (including audio, graphic, textual or video content) is the property of the applicable content owners and may be governed by separate additional license agreements or guidelines of the content owner, and protected by applicable copyright law. This Agreement gives you no right to such content, other than as specified in this Agreement.

3. LIMITATIONS ON USE; PROHIBITED USES You may not publish or distribute in any manner Synthesized Singing that includes lyrics which are against public policy. You may not use the Software and Voice Library (i) in violation of any applicable law or regulation, (ii) in any manner that might infringe the copyright, trademark, trade secret or other intellectual property rights of others or violate the privacy, publicity or other personal rights of others including the original singer of the Voice Library, or (iii) in a manner that is defamatory, obscene, hateful, threatening, abusive, or otherwise objectionable. In no event will Yamaha be liable for any and all claims, suits or consequential, incidental or special damages arising out of or in connection with your publishing or distributing Synthesized Singing.

You may not rent, lend, lease, sell, assign, transfer or grant any rights in all or any part of the Software and Voice Library, or use it (or any part of it) or the Synthesized Singing as a component of any competing software product. All unauthorized giving, trading, lending, renting, re-issuing, re-distributing or re-selling of the Software and Voice Library are expressly prohibited.

You may not engage in reverse engineering, disassembling, decompiling or otherwise deriving a source code form of the Software and Voice Library by any method whatsoever, and may not reproduce, modify, change, rent, lease, or distribute the Software and Voice Library in whole or in part, or create derivative works thereof.

You may not reproduce or duplicate any part of the Software and Voice Library contained in this VOCALOID(TM)3 product, regardless of whether as it exists on the included disc(s) or by any means of reformatting, mixing, filtering, re-synthesizing, processing or otherwise editing for use in another product or for resale, or in any way that may enable others to obtain a copy of the Software and Voice Library, without the express written consent of Yamaha.

You may not distribute the Software and Voice Library or any part thereof on a public bulletin board, ftp site, World Wide Web site, or distribute it by any other means. You may not electronically transfer or post the Software and Voice Library or any part thereof to another person or group of persons over the Internet or place it or any part thereof in a computer/sampler network to be accessed by multiple users.

You may not transfer ownership of the DVD/CD-ROM(s) included with this VOCALOID(TM)3 product or the Software and Voice Library or programs contained therein. You may not resell or copy the DVD/CD-ROM(s). The license to use this product is granted for a single user only. You may not resell this VOCALOID(TM)3 product as a used product to someone else because this is a non-transferable license of the Software and Voice Library.

You may not use the Software and Voice Library in a mode of operation where the Software and Voice Library are unattended by an operator for any purpose whatsoever, other than for personal use. You may not use or have your clients use the Software and Voice Library as part of recording studio or rental company services, as each person who uses the sounds must be a licensed user.

You may not remove or alter any copyright notices on all copies of the Software and Voice Library.

4. SEPARATE ADDITIONAL LICENSE The following types of usage of the Synthesized Singing made by using the Software and Voice Library may require a separate additional license from Yamaha which may incur a license fee calculated according to the type of usage. If you wish to obtain such additional license, you should in the first instance contact Yamaha to discuss their particular requirements. (a) Use with VOCALOID(TM), product name of Voice Library or other similar expression, in whole or in part, as product, product package, advertisement, or otherwise visible to the public, and commercially reproduce, distribute, perform or display such product to the public. (b) Use in a commercial Karaoke or similar service/system to provide vocals including backing vocals, including use to create commercial Karaoke software, Karaoke hardware, and internet-based Karaoke products systems and services. (c) Use commercially as telephone ringtones or as audio alerts or signals in telephone or telecommunication equipment, except when used in combination with other musical instruments or sounds within a musical composition. (d) Use as built-in voice or sound for consumer electronics products, robots, car navigation system, gambling machines, musical instruments, computer software, game software, or any other hardware and software products. (e) Use in commercial motion pictures or other commercial audiovisual works. (f) Use in CD/DVD or other recordable media produced for reproducing, distributing, performing, or displaying to the public by commercial entities, including broadcast or any other transmission, except permitted use under subsection 4(c) above.

5. LIMITED WARRANTY YAMAHA MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY OF THE SOFTWARE, VOICE LIBRARY OR SYNTHESIZED SINGING, OR ABOUT ANY CONTENT OR INFORMATION THAT YAMAHA HAS PROVIDED ON THESE DISC(S), FOR ANY PURPOSE. THE SOFTWARE AND VOICE LIBRARY ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF SATISFACTORY QUALITY, PERFORMANCE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NONINFRINGEMENT. THE ENTIRE RISK ARISING OUT OF USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE SOFTWARE AND VOICE LIBRARY REMAINS WITH YOU. YAMAHA DOES NOT AND CANNOT WARRANT THE PERFORMANCE OR RESULTS YOU MAY OBTAIN BY USING THE SOFTWARE AND VOICE LIBRARY OR ANY DOCUMENTATION. THIS WARRANTY IS GIVEN IN LIEU OF ALL WARRANTIES, CONDITIONS, TERMS, UNDERTAKINGS AND OBLIGATIONS IMPLIED BY STATUTE, COMMON LAW, CUSTOM, TRADE USAGE, AND COURSE OF DEALING OR OTHERWISE, ALL OF WHICH ARE HEREBY EXCLUDED BY THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

6. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY NEITHER YAMAHA, ITS SUPPLIERS, DEALERS, DISTRIBUTORS, AGENTS OR EMPLOYEES, WILL BE LIABLE FOR (a) ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES OF ANY SORT, SUCH AS DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION OR LOSS OF DATA ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE SOFTWARE AND VOICE LIBRARY OR ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE SYNTHESIZED SINGING, WHETHER OR NOT YAMAHA HAS BEEN NOTIFIED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, OR (b) FOR ANY CLAIM BY ANY OTHER PARTY. IN NO EVENT WILL THE MAXIMUM AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF YAMAHA BE IN EXCESS OF THE AMOUNT YOU HAVE PAID FOR THIS VOCALOID(TM)3 PRODUCT.

7. GENERAL TERMS This Agreement is effective until terminated. Failure to comply with any provisions of this Agreement will result in automatic termination of this Agreement and may result in legal action. Yamaha may terminate this Agreement at any time by delivering notice to you and you may terminate this Agreement at any time by destroying or erasing or uninstalling your copy of the Software and Voice Library. Upon termination, you agree to destroy all copies of the Software and Voice Library in your possession. In the event of termination, the following sections of this Agreement will survive: 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7. This Agreement is personal to you and you agree not to assign your rights herein.

The Software and Voice Library are provided with restricted rights. If any provision of this Agreement is illegal or invalid, such provision shall be changed and interpreted so as to best accomplish the objectives of the original provision to the fullest extent allowed by law and the remaining provisions of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect. This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of Japan and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Tokyo District Court of Japan without reference to conflicts of laws principles. All legal notices, notice of disputes, and any other notice which purports to change these provisions or to assert legal entitlements must be sent in writing to:

If to Yamaha: Manager, Corporate Research and Development Center Yamaha Corporation 10-1, Nakazawa-cho, Naka-ku, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, 430-8650, Japan

8. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT You acknowledge that you have read this Agreement, understand it and agree to be bound by its terms and conditions. You also agree that this Agreement is the complete and exclusive statement among the parties and supersede all other prior communications or agreements among the parties relating to the subject matter of this Agreement. Yamaha may at any time revise this Agreement, and you agree to be bound by this Agreement in the latest form by accepting any such revisions notified by Yamaha or continue to use the Software and Voice Library knowing such revisions thereafter.

VOCALOID4 EditorEdit

END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT

THIS END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT ("AGREEMENT") IS AMONG YOU (AS AN INDIVIDUAL OR LEGAL ENTITY) AND YAMAHA CORPORATION ("LICENSOR") REGARDING THIS SOFTWARE ("SOFTWARE").

YOU SHALL USE THIS SOFTWARE IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT.

BY INSTALLING, COPYING, OR OTHERWISE USING THIS SOFTWARE, YOU ARE AGREEING TO ALL THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT, AND YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM. IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, WE ARE UNWILLING TO LICENSE THE USE OF SOFTWARE TO YOU AND YOU SHOULD NOT USE THE SOFTWARE.

IN THE EVENT THAT TERMS AND CONDITIONS DIFFERENT TO THOSE IN THIS AGREEMENT ARE ATTACHED IN ANY FUTURE VERSIONS, IMPROVEMENTS, DEVELOPMENTS, PROGRAMMING FIXES, UPDATES AND UPGRADES IN RELATION TO THIS SOFTWARE ("UPDATES"), SUCH TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE UPDATES SHALL PREVAIL UNLESS OTHERWISE CLEARLY STIPULATED THEREIN.

PLEASE BE NOTED THAT THIS AGREEMENT PROVIDES FOR THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE AND THE SYNTHESIZED SINGING (AS DEFINED BELOW) PRODUCED BY YOU, NOT FOR THE USE OF CHARACTERS (AS DEFINED BELOW) ASSOCIATED WITH THE VOICE LIBRARY. FOR THE USE OF THE CHARACTERS, PLEASE COMPLY WITH THE RELEVANT CHARACTER LICENSE AGREEMENTS OR GUIDELINES.

PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SOFTWARE.

Section 1. DEFINITIONS As used in this Agreement, the following terms shall have the following meanings:

"Software" means VOCALOID4 Editor, including any future versions, improvements, developments, programming fixes, updates and upgrades thereof. The words "VOCALOID" and "VOCALO" are the trademarks of Licensor.

"Voice Library" means the audio library database for the Software, including any future versions, improvements, developments, programming fixes, updates and upgrades thereof.

"Synthesized Singing" means any audio output produced by you, using the Software and the Voice Library.

Under this Agreement, the Software or Voice Library is construed to be "in use" on a computer or other device when it, or any part of it, is loaded into the temporary memory or installed in the permanent memory of that computer or device.

"Characters" mean an abstractive concept, the feature of which is embodied in pictorial copyrighted works such as the drawings on the package of the Voice Library.

Section 2. GRANT OF LICENSE AND COPYRIGHT 1. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Licensor hereby grant you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, and revocable license to use the Software. 2. You are entitled to use the Software on one single computer only.

Section 3. SEPARATE ADDITIONAL LICENSE You may use the Synthesized Singing produced by you for commercial or non-commercial purposes.

However, if you wish to use the Synthesized Singing in any of the following ways or purposes, please in the first instance contact Licensor. Depending on the way or purpose of your intended use, a separate additional license from Licensor may be required (which may include license fee payments).

(1) Use for Products with Contract Representation To use the Synthesized Singing commercially for any of the following products, coupled with Licensor's trademark(s) such as "VOCALOID" and "VOCALO", product name of Voice Library or other similar expression ("Contract Representation") in whole or in part, by way of, including but not limited to, reproducing, distributing, performing and displaying such products to the public: (a) products on which name(s) are credited as singer, artist, musical instrument and the like, together with the Contract Representation; (b) products of which packaging and/or promotion materials bear the Contract Representation; or (c) audiovisual works/products with Contract Representation shown in end-title roll or otherwise visible to the public.

(2) Use in Commercial Karaoke To use the Synthesized Singing in a commercial Karaoke or similar service/system to provide vocals including backing vocals, including use to create commercial Karaoke software, Karaoke hardware, and internet-based Karaoke products systems and services.

(3) Use as Telephone Ringtones or Alerts/Signals for Commercial Purposes To use the Synthesized Singing commercially as telephone ringtones or as audio alerts or signals in telephone or telecommunication equipment, except when used in combination with other musical instruments or sounds within a musical composition.

(4) Use as Built-in Voice or Sound for Electronic Devices etc. To use the Synthesized Singing as built-in voice or sound for consumer electronics products, robots, car navigation system, gambling machines, musical instruments, computer software, game software, or any other hardware and software products.

(5) Use in Commercial Audiovisual Works To use the Synthesized Singing in commercial audiovisual works (including motion pictures), as if person(s) or animation character(s) therein are singing or performing.

(6) Use by Legal Entities in CDs/DVDs etc. To use the Synthesized Singing in CDs/DVDs or other recordable media produced and used by legal entities for commercial purposes, and reproducing, distributing, performing, or displaying such media to the public.

(7) Use by Commercial Entities for Public Transmission To use the Synthesized Singing by legal entities for broadcasting, cable broadcasting, webcasting, internet delivery or any other modes of transmission, except for permitted use under subsection (3) above.

Section 4. USE OF PLUG-IN SOFTWARE You may, in use of this Software, use plug-in software developed for the Software ("Plug-in Software"). In case of use of the Plug-in Software developed by Licensor, terms and conditions of this Agreement shall apply. However, in cases where terms and conditions different to those in this Agreement are provided for such Plug-in Software, the terms and conditions of the Plug-in Software shall prevail unless otherwise clearly stipulated therein.

Section 5. PROHIBITED USES The following uses of the Software, Plug-in Software and/or Synthesized Singing are prohibited hereunder (except for the uses permitted by copyright laws or other applicable laws and regulations):-

(1) to publish or distribute in any manner the Synthesized Singing which includes lyrics against public policy.

(2) to publish or distribute in any manner the Synthesized Singing which might violate the publicity or other personal rights of any third party including the original singer (voice artist) of the Voice Library.

(3) to use and distribute the Software or any part thereof as a component of your software or the third party's software. (4) to engage in reverse engineering, disassembling, decompiling or otherwise deriving a source code form of the Software by any method whatsoever.

(5) to (i) reproduce or duplicate any part of the Software , regardless of whether as it exists on the included disc(s) or by any means of reformatting, mixing, filtering, re-synthesizing, processing or otherwise editing for use in another product or for resale, or in any way that may enable others to obtain a copy of the Software, (ii) distribute the Software or any part thereof on a public bulletin board, ftp site, World Wide Web site, or by any other means, (iii) electronically transfer or post the Software or any part thereof to another person or group of persons over the internet or place it or any part thereof in a computer/sampler network to be accessed by multiple users, or (iv) reproduce, modify, change, rent, lease, or distribute the Software in whole or in part, or create derivative works thereof.

(6) to resell the Software to a third party as a used product.

(7) to leave the Software unattended and operable by a bystander.

(8) to remove, alter or make it illegible copyright notices on the Software.

(9) to use for a third party, or to provide for a third party to use, the Software as part of recording studio or rental company services.

(10) to breach any terms and conditions of this Agreement.

Section 6. COPYRIGHT AND OWNERSHIP 1. You agree that any and all rights, titles and interests in the Software, including all copyrights and other intellectual property rights therein, shall at all times remain solely and exclusively with Licensor and protected by relevant copyright laws, trade secret laws, and all applicable international treaty provisions.

2. All rights and interests not expressly granted to you hereunder are reserved by Licensor, and nothing in this Agreement shall be construed as assignment or transfer to you of the Licensor's rights, titles or interests in whole or in part. The license granted hereunder is personal to you and neither it nor any of the rights nor obligations under this Agreement may be assigned, sublicensed or otherwise encumbered by you to any third party.

Section 7. LIMITED WARRANTY 1. LICENSOR MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY OF THE SOFTWARE, PLUG-IN SOFTWARE OR SYNTHESIZED SINGING, OR ABOUT ANY CONTENT OR INFORMATION LICENSOR HAS PROVIDED FOR ANY PURPOSE. THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF SATISFACTORY QUALITY, PERFORMANCE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NONINFRINGEMENT.

2. THE ENTIRE RISK ARISING OUT OF USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE SOFTWARE OR THE PLUG-IN SOFTWARE REMAINS WITH YOU. LICENSOR DOES NOT AND CANNOT WARRANT THE PERFORMANCE OR RESULTS YOU MAY OBTAIN BY USING THE SOFTWARE OR THE PLUG-IN SOFTWARE OR ANY DOCUMENTATION ATTACHED THERETO.

3. THIS WARRANTY IS GIVEN IN LIEU OF ALL WARRANTIES, CONDITIONS, TERMS, UNDERTAKINGS AND OBLIGATIONS IMPLIED BY STATUTE, COMMON LAW, CUSTOM, TRADE USAGE, AND COURSE OF DEALING OR OTHERWISE, ALL OF WHICH ARE HEREBY EXCLUDED BY THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Section 8. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY 1. NEITHER LICENSOR (INCLUDING ITS SUPPLIERS, DEALERS, DISTRIBUTORS AND AGENTS) NOR ITS EMPLOYEES SHALL BE LIABLE FOR:-

(1) ANY CLAIM, SUIT OR DAMAGES OF ANY SORT (WHETHER DIRECT OR INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, SUCH AS DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION OR LOSS OF DATA ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE SOFTWARE, THE PLUG-IN SOFTWARE OR THE SYNTHESIZED SINGING, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER LICENSOR HAS BEEN NOTIFIED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LOSS OR DAMAGES), OR

(2) ANY CLAIM OR SUIT BY A THIRD PARTY FOR, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, INFRINGEMENT AND DAMAGES. 

2. IN NO EVENT WILL THE MAXIMUM AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF LICENSOR BE IN EXCESS OF THE AMOUNT YOU HAVE PAID FOR THIS SOFTWARE AND/OR THE PLUG-IN SOFTWARE.

Section 9. TERMINATION 1. This Agreement shall terminate automatically upon occurrence of any of the following events:- (1) You fail to comply with any provisions of this Agreement; (2) Licensor at any time delivers notification of termination to you; or (3) You at any time destroy, erase and uninstall the Software and all the copies thereof in your possession. In the event of (1) above, Licensor shall not be prevented from taking any legal action against you, including claims for damages.

2. Upon termination, you agree to destroy the Software and all the copies thereof in your possession.

3. In the event of termination, the sections 3 to 11 of this Agreement shall survive.

Section 10. GOVERNING LAW This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Japan. If any provision of this Agreement is found illegal, invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be changed and interpreted so as to best accomplish the objectives of the original provision to the fullest extent permitted by law and the remaining provisions of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect.

Section 11. JURISDICTION Any dispute arising out of this Agreement shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Tokyo District Court of Japan without reference to conflicts of laws principles.

Section 12. REVISION OF THE AGREEMENT

You agree that this Agreement is the complete and exclusive statement among the parties and supersede all other prior communications or agreements among the parties relating to the subject matter of this Agreement. Licensor may at any time revise this Agreement, and you agree to be bound by this Agreement in the latest form by accepting any such revisions notified by Licensor or continue to use the Software knowing such revisions thereafter.

Voicebank SpecificEdit

When you buy a VOCALOID, this is the license agreement you will find in the files. In each case, the name of the VOCALOID and the studio, plus the year the VOCALOID was made in, will be adjusted with accordance to what you purchased.

EnglishEdit

This is the English copy of the license agreement written in English. In this case, the example is from Big Al's license agreement.

PowerFX Big Al

VOCAL LIBRARY LICENSE AGREEMENT

IMPORTANT: CAREFULLY READ THIS LICENSE BEFORE USING THE PowerFX VOCAL LIBRARY INCLUDED ON THIS PRODUCT. BY USING THE PowerFX VOCAL LIBRARY YOU ARE AGREEING TO ALL THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS PowerFX END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT, AND YOU AGREE TO BECOME BOUND BY THEM. IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THESE TERMS WE ARE UNWILLING TO LICENSE THE USE OF PowerFX VOCAL LIBRARY TO YOU AND YOU SHOULD NOT USE THE PowerFX VOCAL LIBRARY.

In addition, by installing, copying, or otherwise using the VOCALOID(TM) software program, you shall be also bound by the terms and conditions of the separate End User License Agreement of the VOCALOID(TM) software program provided by YAMAHA Corporation. This Vocal Library License Agreement ("Agreement") is a legal agreement between you (either an individual or a single entity) and PowerFX Systems AB ("PowerFX") for the PowerFX Vocal Library and any upgrades, modified versions or updates of the PowerFX Vocal Library.

DEFINITIONS: "PowerFX Vocal Library" means the audio material included with this VOCALOID(TM) product derived from recordings made by PowerFX Systems AB of singing, or any part or component thereof. "Synthesized Singing" means any audio output produced by this VOCALOID product which is derived from the included PowerFX Vocal Library.

A. PowerFX Systems AB ("PowerFX") continues to own the copy of the PowerFX Vocal Library included on this product and any other copies that you are authorized by this Agreement to make. This license gives you the non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, non-transferable right to use the PowerFX Vocal Library on the following terms:

B. YOU MAY: Use one copy of the PowerFX Vocal Library on one single computer and use the Synthesized Singing, subject to all the provisions and conditions of this Agreement. A right to use the enclosed PowerFX Vocal Library is granted to the original purchaser (end-user) of this VOCALOID(TM) product (LICENSEE) only. The PowerFX Vocal Library is "in use" on a computer or other device when it, or any part of it, is loaded into the temporary memory or installed in the permanent memory of that computer or device. The PowerFX Vocal Library may be used together with the included Yamaha(R) VOCALOID(TM) software to generate Synthesized Singing and such Synthesized Singing may be used by LICENSEE for commercial or non-commercial purposes subject to the terms of this License.

C. YOU MAY NOT:

  1. Rent, lend, lease, sell, assign, transfer or grant any rights in all or any part of the enclosed PowerFX Vocal Library, or use it (or any part of it) or the Synthesized Singing as a component of any competing software product. All unauthorized giving, trading, lending, renting, re-issuing, re-distributing or re-selling of this product or the PowerFX Vocal Library it contains are expressly prohibited.
  2. Transfer ownership of the CD-ROM(s) included with this product or the PowerFX Vocal Library or programs contained therein. You cannot re-sell or copy the CD-ROM(s). The license to use this product is granted for a single user only. You cannot resell this product as a used product to someone else because this is a non-transferable license of the included PowerFX Vocal Library.
  3. Modify, alter, translate, or create a derivative version of the PowerFX Vocal Library (or any part thereof) for resale or other distribution.
  4. Reproduce or duplicate any part of the PowerFX Vocal Library contained in this product, either as it exists on the included disc(s) or by any means of reformatting, mixing, filtering, re-synthesizing, processing or otherwise editing for use in another product or for resale, or in any way that may enable others to obtain a copy of the PowerFX Library, without the express written consent of PowerFX Systems AD.
  5. Use the PowerFX Vocal Library in a mode of operation where the PowerFX Vocal Library is unattended by an operator for any purpose whatsoever, other than for personal use.
  6. Distribute the PowerFX Vocal Library or any part thereof on a public bulletin board, ftp site, World Wide Web site, or distribute it by any other means. You cannot electronically transfer or post the PowerFX Vocal Library or any part thereof to another person or group of persons over the Internet or place it or any part thereof in a computer/sampler network to be accessed by multiple users.
  7. Remove or alter any copyright notices on all copies of the PowerFX Vocal Library.
  8. Offer the PowerFX Vocal Library to clients as part of your recording studio or rental company services, as each person who uses the sounds must be a licensed user.

D. RESTRICTIONS ON USE OF THE SYNTHESIZED SINGING You may not publish or distribute in any manner Synthesized Singing that includes lyrics which are against public policy of law. You may not publish or distribute Synthesized Singing that is harmful to the moral rights of any third party including but not limited to the original singer of the PowerFX Vocal Library. In no event will PowerFX be liable for any and all claims, suits or consequential, incidental or special damages arising from your publishing or distributing Synthesized Singing.

The following types of usage of the Synthesized Singing may require a separate additional license from PowerFX which would be independent of this license Agreement, and End Users who wish to obtain such additional license, which may incur a license fee calculated according to the type of usage, should in the first instance contact PowerFX Limited to discuss their particular requirements.

  1. Use in a commercial Karaoke service/system to provide vocals including but not limited to backing vocals for multiple songs, including use to create commercial Karaoke software, Karaoke hardware, and internet-based Karaoke products systems and services.
  2. Use commercially as telephone ringtones or as audio alerts or signals in telephone or telecommunication equipment, except when used in combination with other musical instruments or sounds within a musical composition.

E. CONTENT ALL content in or on this product (including audio, graphic, textual or video content) is the property of the applicable content owner and may be protected by applicable copyright law. This License gives you no rights to such content, other than as specified in this Agreement.

F. LIMITED WARRANTY PowerFX MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY OF THE PowerFX VOCAL LIBRARY OR THE SINGING SYNTHESIS THAT CAN BE DERIVED FROM IT OR ABOUT ANY CONTENT OR INFORMATION THAT PowerFX HAS PROVIDED ON THESE DISC(S), FOR ANY PURPOSE. THE PowerFX VOCAL LIBRARY IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF SATISFACTORY QUALITY, PERFORMANCE, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE ENTIRE RISK ARISING OUT OF USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE PowerFX VOCAL LIBRARY REMAINS WITH YOU. PowerFX DOES NOT AND CANNOT WARRANT THE PERFORMANCE OR RESULTS YOU MAY OBTAIN BY USING THE PowerFX VOCAL LIBRARY OR DOCUMENTATION. THIS WARRANTY IS GIVEN IN LIEU OF ALL WARRANTIES, CONDITIONS, TERMS, UNDERTAKINGS AND OBLIGATIONS IMPLIED BY STATUTE, COMMON LAW, CUSTOM, TRADE USAGE, AND COURSE OF DEALING OR OTHERWISE, ALL OF WHICH ARE HEREBY EXCLUDED BY THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

G. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY NEITHER PowerFX NOR ITS SUPPLIERS, DEALERS, DISTRIBUTORS, AGENTS OR EMPLOYEES, WILL BE LIABLE FOR (a) ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES OF ANY SORT, SUCH AS DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION OR LOSS OF DATA ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE PowerFX VOCAL LIBRARY OR ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE SINGING SYNTHESIS GENERATED BY IT, WHETHER OR NOT PowerFX HAS BEEN NOTIFIED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, OR (b) FOR ANY CLAIM BY ANY OTHER PARTY.

H. GENERAL TERMS All rights not expressly granted to you hereunder concerning the PowerFX Vocal Library or the Synthesized Singing are reserved by PowerFX Systems AB. This license is effective until terminated. Failure to comply with any provisions of this license will result in automatic termination of this license and may result in legal action. PowerFX may terminate this License at any time by delivering notice to you and you may terminate this License at any time by destroying or erasing or uninstalling your copy of the PowerFX Vocal Library. Upon termination, you agree to destroy all copies of the PowerFX Vocal Library in your possession. In the event of termination, the following sections of this License will survive: D, E, F and G. This License is personal to you and you agree not to assign your rights herein. Title, ownership rights, and intellectual property rights in the PowerFX Vocal Library and any copies thereof shall remain in PowerFX and/or its suppliers. You agree to abide by international copyright law. The PowerFX Vocal Library is provided with restricted rights. In the event of any conflict between any provision of this Agreement and any applicable law, the provision or provisions of this Agreement affected shall be modified to remove such conflict and permit compliance with such law, and as so modified this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect. This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of England and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts without reference to conflicts of laws principles.

I. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: You acknowledge that you have read this LICENSE and Limited Warranty, understand them and agree to be bound by their terms and conditions. You also agree that the LICENSE and Limited Warranty are the complete and exclusive statement between the parties and supersede all other communications between the parties relating to the subject matter of the LICENSE or the Limited Warranty. PowerFX is a registered company in Sweden. Usage of the PowerFX logo must approved by PowerFX. YAMAHA(R) and VOCALOID(TM) are trademarks or registered trademarks of Yamaha Corporation in Japan and other countries. PowerFX Systems AB constantly monitors other soundware and software releases to check for copyright infringements, and will prosecute all piracy and copyright violations to the fullest extent of the law. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS LICENSE OR THIS LIMITED WARRANTY, PLEASE EMAIL OUR CUSTOMER SERVICE DEPARTMENT AT: support@powerfx.com Copyright (C)2010 PowerFX Systems AB. All rights reserved.

JapaneseEdit

The license for Japanese VOCALOIDs can vary slightly per studio unlike with Zero-G and PowerFX who both share the same agreement.

Things you must be aware ofEdit

Below is a list of highlighted FAQ issues;

  • The law is different in Japan to the USA. Software licensing agreement material often bares into mind copyright laws of different countries. A software licensed in the USA is set up to bare USA copyright laws into account and a Japanese agreement, Japan's laws.
  • Cracks and hacks, such as POCALOID, do not comply with the license agreement, as the software states it is to be used only for one machine and that you must have purchased the software before use. It is also redistributed.
  • Purchasing secondhand copies actually breaks the agreement of the software usage and must be noted if the user wishes to buy VOCALOID from places like eBay.
  • VOCALOID is not open license, you cannot use it for UTAU. Personal/private use will not attract much attention, but publishing works and passing UTAUs based from VOCALOID samples is not allowed.
  • Most importantly, the software is the user's own responsibility and if the the user allows someone else to use the software for purposes that break the end user agreement, then they are liable to be held responsible for the misuse regardless of the circumstances.
  • Despite the users circumstances, the agreement does not change and breaking this puts a user in potential trouble with the law.
    • Some users of illegal cracks often use the country they live in as an excuse for using the software crack, but the agreement still stands regardless of country, although the country the person originates from might make it difficult to track in a few cases.
    • However, take note when using such an excuse, companies such as Zero-G have many suppliers on a global scale and while they may not supply the voice you want, the fact they supply VOCALOID via these suppliers means the excuse will not be considered acceptable in a court of law regardless.
    • Also, the fact that some studios offer a downloadable version as well as a boxed version means that anyone in the world can download the software. This is another problem with this excuse.
  • Features such as VOCALOID4 and its XSY feature are not allowed to be altered, as doing so counts as "modifying the software without consent".
    • In the case of XSY, be aware that not all developers have the same licensing agreement, so XSY between VOCALOIDs, such as Hatsune Miku and IA, would not be allowed based on their different licensing agreements.
  • Be aware that putting work up on the internet for others to see counts as "publishing" the work and you are no longer using a VOCALOID for private use. However, the licensing agreement covers the issues relating to this and in a few VOCALOIDs, such as IA, will explain what you can and cannot do. It is important that you are aware of what you can and cannot do with a VOCALOID by reading the licensing agreement.

Note; this section is not intended to act as legal advice. If you wish to seek legal advice regarding software or copyright laws of your country, please consult someone who is licensed to give such advice such as a lawyer.

Please note we are waiting for more information on some languages

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