Dominion Rules is released under the terms of the Dominion Rules Licence (DRL), an open-gaming style licence intended to encourage the distribution and development of Dominion Rules.
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Dominion Rules Licence version 2.01
The following Licence governs the copying, modifying, and distributing of Dominion Rules. By copying, modifying, and/or distributing Dominion Rules, you are agreeing to be bound by the terms of this Licence.
1. Application. This Licence applies to Dominion Rules.
2. Definitions. In this Licence:
“Author” means the original author of Dominion Rules and includes Dominion Games (an inactive company formerly controlled by the original author of Dominion Rules).
”Copyright Notice” means any copyright notice applying to Dominion Rules, Modifications, and/or Larger Works. “Compatible Work” means a work which is not Dominion Rules or a Modification but which refers to, is compatible with, and/or depends upon Dominion Rules and/or Modifications.
“Distribute” and “Distributing” mean to distribute by any media and in any form, whether for free or for a fee.
“Dominion Rules” means the Dominion Rules roleplaying system, as expressed in the text of Dominion Rules and any intrinsically related tables, diagrams and accompanying materials, but excluding artwork or illustrations not intrinsically related to Dominion Rules. Dominion Rules includes portions thereof.
“Dominion Rules Notice” means the following notice:
This material is based on or contains the Dominion Rules roleplaying system. To learn more about Dominion Rules, visit the Dominion Rules web site at http://www.dominionrules.org.
“Larger Work” means a work which combines Dominion Rules and/or Modifications with other works which are not Compatible Works.
“Modifications” means any addition to, deletion from, correction of, translation of, and/or other change to, the substance and/or structure of Dominion Rules.
“Section” includes all subsections.
“You” or “Your” means an individual or a legal entity exercising rights under this Licence.
“Your Modifications” are Modifications created by You.
3. Offer and Acceptance. By copying, modifying, and/or Distributing Dominion Rules and/or Modifications, whether electronically, by any other media, or by any other means, or by Distributing a Compatible Work, You accept this Licence in full.
4. Consideration. In consideration for agreeing to use this Licence, the Author hereby grants You the licences described in Section 5 in respect of Dominion Rules and Modifications, and the licences described in Section 6 in respect of Larger and Compatible Works.
5. Dominion Rules and Modifications.
5.1. Permitted Uses; Conditions & Restrictions. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Licence, the Author hereby grants You, effective on the date You accept this Licence, a world-wide, royalty-free, non-exclusive Licence to do as follows:
5.2. Distributing Without Your Modifications. You may copy and Distribute Dominion Rules and/or other people’s Modifications, without Your Modifications, provided that You must in every instance retain and prominently reproduce in all copies the Dominion Rules Notice, the Copyright Notice, and this Licence.
5.3. Distributing Your Modifications. You may copy and Distribute Your Modifications, with or without Dominion Rules and/or other people’s Modifications, provided that You must in each instance:
(a) fulfil the requirements of subsection 5.2;
(b) make all Your Modifications publicly available in electronic form on a web site under the terms of this Licence;
(c) continue to make Your Modifications publicly available for as long as you Distribute them;
(d) update the Copyright Notice to include the title of Your Modification, the copyright date and the name of the holder of copyright to Your Modification.
5.4. Representation. By copying and Distributing Your Modifications, You represent that Your Modifications are Your original creation(s) and/or that You have sufficient rights to Your Modifications to make the grants described in this Licence.
5.5. Your Grants. You hereby grant to the Author and all third parties a non-exclusive, world-wide, royalty-free Licence, under intellectual property rights owned or controlled by You, to copy, modify, and Distribute Your Modifications of the same scope and extent as the licence granted by the Author under this Section.
6. Larger and Compatible Works.
6.1. Larger Works. You may create and Distribute Larger Works. Larger Works are governed by all the terms of this Licence.
6.2. Compatible Works. You may create and Distribute Compatible Works. Compatible Works are governed by all the terms of this Licence except Section 5.
6.3. Compatible Works Notice. Compatible Works must prominently bear the following notice: This work is compatible with the Dominion Rules roleplaying system. To learn more about Dominion Rules, visit the Dominion Rules web site at http://www.dominionrules.org.
6.4. Representation. By Distributing Larger Works and/or Compatible Works, You represent that these works are Your original creation(s) and/or that You have sufficient rights to these works to make the grants described in this Licence.
7. Versions of the Licence. The Author may publish revised and/or new versions of this Licence from time to time. Each version will be given a distinguishing version number. Once Dominion Rules has been published under a particular version of this Licence, You may continue to use it under the terms of that version or You may choose to use Dominion Rules under the terms of any subsequent version of this Licence published by the Author. No one other than the Author has the right to modify the terms of this Licence.
8. Trademarks. “Dominion Rules” is a trademark of the Author. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Licence, the Author hereby grants You, effective on the date You accept this Licence, a world-wide, royalty-free, non-exclusive Licence to use the trademark “Dominion Rules” for the sole purposes of copying and Distributing Dominion Rules and/or Modifications as described in Section 5, and creating and Distributing Larger and Compatible Works as described in Section 6.
9.1. General. This Licence and the rights granted herein will terminate automatically without notice from the Author if You fail to comply with any term(s) of this Licence and fail to cure such breach within 30 days of being notified of such breach by the Author.
9.2. Compatible Works. Where the Author determines that a purportedly Compatible Work is in fact Dominion Rules, a Modification and/or a Larger Work, this constitutes a breach of this Licence. The Author may terminate this Licence and the rights granted herein if You fail to cure such breach within 30 days of being notified of it by the Author.
9.3. Compatible Works Notice. Where the Author determines that a Compatible Work does not comply with subsection 6.3 of this Licence, this constitutes a breach of this Licence. The Author may terminate this Licence and the rights granted herein if You fail to cure such breach within 30 days of being notified of such breach by the Author.
9.4. Effect of Termination on You. Upon termination, You agree to immediately stop any further copying, modifying, and/or Distributing of Dominion Rules, Modifications, Larger Works and/or Compatible Works. Neither party will be liable to the other for compensation, indemnity or damages of any sort solely as a result of terminating this Licence in accordance with its terms, and termination of this Licence will be without prejudice to any other right or remedy of either party.
9.5. Effect of Termination on Others. Termination of Your Licence by the Author shall not be effective to terminate the Licence of anyone else enjoying rights under this Licence.
10.1 Relationship of Parties. This Licence will not be construed as creating an agency, partnership, joint venture or any other form of legal association between You and the Author, and You will not represent to the contrary, whether expressly, by implication, appearance or otherwise.
10.2 Independent Development. Nothing in this Licence will impair the Author’s right to acquire, licence, develop, market and/or Distribute products that perform the same or similar functions as, or otherwise compete with, Modifications, Larger Works, Compatible Works or products that You may develop, produce, market or Distribute.
10.3 Waiver; Construction. Failure by the Author to enforce any provision of this Licence will not be deemed a waiver of future enforcement of that or any other provision. Any law, regulation, or rule of interpretation which provides that the language of a contract shall be construed against the drafter will not apply to this Licence.
10.4 Entire Agreement. This Licence constitutes the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof.
10.5 Quebec. Where You are located in the Province of Quebec, Canada, the following clause applies: The parties hereby confirm that they have requested that this Licence and all related documents be drafted in English. Les parties ont exigé que le présent contrat et tous les documents connexes soient rédigés en anglais.
10.6 Arbitration. You agree that all disputes arising out of or in connection with this Licence, or in respect of any legal relationship associated therewith or derived therefrom, shall be referred to and ﬁnally resolved by arbitration administered by the British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre pursuant to its Rules. The place of arbitration shall be Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.