Licensing 2017-01-06T12:40:50+00:00

End User License Agreement

This End User License Agreement (“EULA”) is a legally binding agreement between you (single-user or single-entity) and GENIUSOUND for all GENIUSOUND products which include: production music, sample libraries, sound effects, documentation, and other downloadable content (collectively: “MATERIALS”). By purchasing, downloading, and using the MATERIALS, you agree to be bound to the terms of this EULA. If you do not agree with the terms of this EULA, please do NOT use the MATERIALS.

Standard License

Terms & Conditions

MATERIALS are licensed, not sold, to you by GENIUSOUND for commercial and non-commercial use including: audio/video post-production, broadcast (including podcasts and webcasts), performance, music, motion picture, presentations, corporate media, websites, games, televisions, radio, and other similar uses. Please note that GENIUSOUND solely retains full ownership and all copyrights for the MATERIALS. GENIUSOUND allows you to use the MATERIALS for commercial productions without paying any additional licensing fees. Please also note that the MATERIALS are distributed to you with a lifetime non-transferable license. As part of the license, GENIUSOUND grants you “mechanical” rights which do not impose limits to the quantities of your finished content-creations (including CD, DVD, digital formats, film). In addition to “mechanical” rights, you are also granted the right to use the MATERIALS as part of any public viewing or broadcast of your finished content-creations. This license does NOT permit you to ever resell any of the MATERIALS as a standalone product in whole form or in parts.

All rights not granted herein are reserved by GENIUSOUND.

Limitations

This license explicitly prohibits any inclusion of the MATERIALS in any sample library, virtual instrument, or similar collection without the written consent of GENIUSOUND. You are not allowed to re-distribute the MATERIALS in any manner, including but not limited to: trading, leasing, sharing, isolating, embedding, and re-selling. Furthermore, you are not allowed to use the MATERIALS (in whole or in part) for use as ring tones, voice messaging, or other similar environments.

Liability

GENIUSOUND accepts no responsibility for any loss whatsoever resulting directly or indirectly from the use of the MATERIALS, including but not limited to: business & profits, interruption, and all forms of computer-related damage. Usage of the MATERIALS is done solely at the licensee’s risk. The MATERIALS are licensed “as is” and without any warranties.

Refunds

Because GENIUSOUND offers downloadable products, the MATERIALS cannot be returned or refunded at any time.

Violation

GENIUSOUND chooses not to utilize any unnecessary or destructive methods of Digital Rights Management (DRM) or copy protection on the MATERIALS. We believe that our clients deserve better. GENIUSOUND assigns each customer a unique identifying code (Customer ID) – and with each purchase, the customer receives a serial number which links their account to the purchased product(s). This approach allows GENIUSOUND to maintain a simple, clean, and accurate database showing the products that a customer has purchased and is licensed to use. The end result is an easy, painless, and fulfilling experience for our customers. Please do not copy or share the MATERIALS that you have purchased from GENIUSOUND. The more support we get from our customers, the more high quality products we can offer back to you in return.

Anyone who is caught using any of the MATERIALS without a license, or any user who is caught trying to violate the terms of this EULA are subject to criminal and civil penalties and are liable for monetary damages.

GENIUSOUND reserves the right to change the terms of this license agreement at any time. Failure to receive notification of a change does not make those changes invalid.

A current copy of this license agreement will be available on the GENIUSOUND website (www.geniusound.com) at all times.

Please respect the work of GENIUSOUND.

Exclusive License

The ‘exclusive license’ adheres to the same terms as the ‘standard license’ in all but the following exceptions:

An exclusive license has many benefits over the standard license. By purchasing an exclusive license, the MATERIALS become licensed solely to you for use in your productions. At that point, GENIUSOUND will no longer feature the MATERIALS on the storefront and no future licenses may be extended to any other person. By purchasing an exclusive license, it would also allow you to use the MATERIALS for sonic branding (i.e. sound branding) in advertisements, theme songs, or other similar settings. In addition, the exclusive license grants you permission to use the MATERIALS for ring tones.

GENIUSOUND reserves the right to change the terms of this license agreement at any time. Failure to receive notification of a change does not make those changes invalid.

Last Updated: 1/2/17