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The license in the original HlyGrail is stated below with a new donation address and updates for clarity. Let me interpret the license for those who do not understand the purpose.
The intention is to allow ANYONE or business to personally create an IPF and secure it to the bitcoin blockchain. The intention is to use the ADDRESS from a transaction to tie off-chain media back to a blockchain transaction for verification of ownership and authenticity. There is NO license required if the creation of the IPF and OP_RETURN on the blockchain is accomplished personally without any unlicensed outside tool or service designed for IPF creation.
The creator owns the rights to their IPF, and underlying media is protected by the IPF by Common Law. They can do what they want with it. They can encrypt, decrypt, store, send, receive, sell, verify or other process requiring the HlyGrail Algorithm without a license. However, they cannot use or build an auction site to sell IPFs including their own or assist others without a license.
Services would be defined as software or individuals utilizing the HlyGrail algorithm for profit without a license. The main commercial restriction in the license is to prevent companies from claiming rights to the Algorithm, charging users for profit, and especially blocking others from doing the same.
This includes services that use the algorithm for creating, finding, storing, serving IPFs, referencing, verifying or proof of ownership, creating an auction website, marking assets (watermarks or other metadata) with the ADDRESS, manipulating an IPF and protected data, creates a program, or other use that uses the HlyGrail Algorithm for profit including AD revenue, must have a license.
As example, a metaverse that loads in a 3D model protected by the HlyGrail algorithm, then uses the IPF to verify ownership through message signing or other method can do so without a license, IF they do not charge for the process. If they charge to use the character in the metaverse, they need a license. Likewise, the metaverse is not allowed to use the 3D model without the consent of the owner without violating the owner’s copyright and the IPF license.
For those companies who have, or intend to, violate the patent, get a license, or prepare to pay according to the general license. I hereby authorize ANYONE to take low level violators to Small Claims Court and file a suit as a protector of the HlyGrail Algorithm and keep 100% of any settlement. Low level violators (Small Claims Court cases) are entities trying to make a profit with the HlyGrail Algorithm without a license even if only for AD revenue or minor personal gain.
In the event of large entities such as companies where the damages are beyond Small Claims Court, ANYONE can report the violation and after all court costs and legal fees, 50% of the settlement including any damages, if any, will be provided for helping protect the Algorithm while keeping it free to use by the public. 50% to the author. This includes hardware implementations.
Bitcoin and Litecoin can both build into their core software the ability to use the algorithm. Other blockchains must obtain a license to build it in or use it. I have discussed this algorithm and the license which has been on the blockchain for years. Ignorance of the law and the patent / copyright is no excuse. Trying to get around the patent by using other blockchains or modifications is a violation.
License fees vary by use and case. You can find links to the current fees at https://hlygrail.com. Most could get a license free sending an email requesting to make a few IPFs for the family. Most fees will be low or will be provided when buying services from https://mycryptopatent.com. Even large entities building the application into a cell phone wallet IPF application will find licensing favorable, especially over a lawsuit if you do not get a license. Most applications, improving the growth and use of bitcoin will be favored. Providing auction sites for IPF NFTs or creations of IPFs? – Get a License.
Original License with slight modification for readability and new donate address.
The MIT License (MIT) Copyright (c) 2015/2023 Genus Enterprises LLLP, Roger Johnsrud
Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining the knowledge of this algorithm (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:
1. Free personal / business use is allowed in all instances to create, use, and sell their IPF or part of it with no license required. Free use does not include building or using as example auction software to sell IPFs including their own without a license.
2. Commercial use requires a SPECIFIC licensing agreement. That agreement must be paid to and signed by the author allowing the use of the HlyGrail algorithm prior to use. Commercial use means using the software in a way to make a profit FROM the software not your IPF. As example, you can make a patent with the software and it is yours with no restrictions, but you cannot make software to create, serve, or auction IPFs without a license. Another example would be a musician can protect their music with the IPF with no license, but a music company cannot sell their IPF music without a license. This is not an exclusive list but an example to demonstrate the difference between personal / business use of the IPF, and making money with the IPF HlyGrail Algorithm.
If you do not have a specific licensing agreement, then you agree to a general license agreement that is, by your use of the algorithms or derivations of it for business (profit or not for profit) purposes, that the author of the HlyGrail algorithm equally owns 50% of all your assets related to the use of the HlyGrail payable on demand in exchange for the past or current use of the HlyGrail Algorithm.
HlyGrail is copyright 2013, 2016, 2018, 2023 Genus Enterprises, All Rights Reserved. You can and are encouraged to use HlyGrail as a preface to your hash when making an IPF.
The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies of software algorithms but not necessary in simple image IPF NFTs.
THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.
The author (Roger Johnsrud) can be reached through https://hlygrail.com.
Donations are appreciated to bitcoin address: 1God28A8CahUcrLjtX4UQouDvdWVqQXSya
Check the https://hlygrail.com website for other donation or transaction addresses.
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