The following is the license granted to
anyone wishing to hear or use our music or derivative works.
It is greatly inspired from the
GNU General Public License that applies for programs. In
a summary, I might say that it gives you the right to copy
and distribute the music freely, that is, without a fee. In fact,
it even forbids you to charge for it, if unauthorized. This is
made for us to control what our music is used for and by whom.
Another thing is that we allow people to edit and modify our music
to taste (read: resample) without any royalties, provided that
we agree with the edition itself (read: there won't be any
DJ Dance Mix '01 with Orange Seeds, Na!)
We would like to hear what you think about this license. Please
mail us any
comment you have regarding this (or anything else.. :).
- The Group
- The Orange Seeds
- The Music
- Music written, played, recorded or mastered by members of
You may copy and distribute verbatim copies of the Music as you
receive it, in any medium, provided that you conspicuously and
appropriately publish on each copy an appropriate copyright
notice; keep intact all the notices that refer to this License;
and give any other recipients of the Music a copy of this
License along with the Music.
You may not charge a fee for the physical act of
transferring a copy unless otherwise explicitly authorized by a
member of the Group. However, you may charge a fee for the
physical media on which the copy is transferred.
You may not use or publish the Music for promotion of any other
event, opinion, product or anything unless otherwise authorized
by the Group.
You may modify your copy or copies of the Music or any portion
of it, thus forming a work based on the Music, and copy and
distribute such modifications or work under the terms of Section
1 above, provided that you also meet all of these conditions:
You must cause the modified Music to carry prominent notices
stating that you changed the files and the date of any
You must cause any work that you distribute or publish,
that in whole or in part contains or is derived from the
Music or any part thereof, to be licensed as a whole at no
charge to all third parties under the terms of this License.
You have have been explicitly authorized by the group to do
so. (Send us a postcard!)
You may not copy, modify, sublicense, or distribute the Music
except as expressly provided under this License. Any attempt
otherwise to copy, modify, sublicense or distribute the Music
is void, and will automatically terminate your rights under this
License. However, parties who have received copies, or rights,
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terminated so long as such parties remain in full compliance.
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Music), the recipient automatically receives a license from
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granted herein. You are not responsible for enforcing compliance
by third parties to this License.
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infringement or for any other reason (not limited to patent
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License. If you cannot distribute so as to satisfy
simultaneously your obligations under this License and any other
pertinent obligations, then as a consequence you may not
distribute the Music at all. For example, if a patent license
would not permit royalty-free redistribution of the Music by all
those who receive copies directly or indirectly through you,
then the only way you could satisfy both it and this License
would be to refrain entirely from distribution of the Music.