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Introduction

In this help section, we will touch on the different types of licences used, for different works, here on Acid Tabs.
This will be split into 4 sections, Copyright, Donationware, Creative Commons Licenses & Public Domain.

We highly recommend you get yourself familiar with all of these before using any of the TB-303 Patterns on Acid Tabs.
All patterns are colour coded, based on their license. These are as followed.
Colour License Title Description
Public Domain
CC0 Public Domain CC0 (aka CC Zero) is a public dedication tool, which enables creators to give up their copyright and put their works into the worldwide public domain. CC0 enables reusers to distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon the material in any medium or format, with no conditions.
Creative Commons
CC BY-NC-ND This license enables reusers to copy and distribute the material in any medium or format in unadapted form only, for noncommercial purposes only, and only so long as attribution is given to the creator. CC BY-NC-ND includes the following elements: BY: credit must be given to the creator. (J.McConaghy / Acid-Tabs.com) NC: Only noncommercial uses of the work are permitted. ND: No derivatives or adaptations of the work are permitted.
CC BY-NC-SA This license enables reusers to distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon the material in any medium or format for noncommercial purposes only, and only so long as attribution is given to the creator. If you remix, adapt, or build upon the material, you must license the modified material under identical terms. CC BY-NC-SA includes the following elements: BY: credit must be given to the creator. (J.McConaghy / Acid-Tabs.com) NC: Only noncommercial uses of the work are permitted. SA: Adaptations must be shared under the same terms.
CC BY-NC This license enables reusers to distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon the material in any medium or format for noncommercial purposes only, and only so long as attribution is given to the creator. CC BY-NC includes the following elements: BY: credit must be given to the creator. (J.McConaghy / Acid-Tabs.com) NC: Only noncommercial uses of the work are permitted.
CC BY-ND This license enables reusers to copy and distribute the material in any medium or format in unadapted form only, and only so long as attribution is given to the creator. The license allows for commercial use. CC BY-ND includes the following elements: BY: credit must be given to the creator. (J.McConaghy / Acid-Tabs.com) ND: No derivatives or adaptations of the work are permitted.
CC BY-SA This license enables reusers to distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon the material in any medium or format, so long as attribution is given to the creator. The license allows for commercial use. If you remix, adapt, or build upon the material, you must license the modified material under identical terms. CC BY-SA includes the following elements: BY: credit must be given to the creator. (J.McConaghy / Acid-Tabs.com) SA: Adaptations must be shared under the same terms.
CC BY This license enables reusers to distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon the material in any medium or format, so long as attribution is given to the creator. The license allows for commercial use. CC BY includes the following elements: BY: credit must be given to the creator. (J.McConaghy / Acid-Tabs.com)
Copyrighted Patterns (For educational purposes only)
Copyright Control © Copyright Control - This work is copyright protected and should NOT be used without the permission from the copyright owner. Failing to comply to such copyrights may result in legal action being taken against you. The copyright material is displayed here for educational purposes only!
Donationware
Donationware Donationware requires that a donation be made for any use of this pattern. When you make a donation, a Donationware pattern is licensed, not sold to you. A license can not be issued in a company names. For a license to be valid, you must provide your full legal name. The Donationware license is issued as a PNG image file. The pattern is issued in PDF format. All files are sent to your email address. Please see the help documents on Acid-Tabs.com regarding Donationware licences.

Through Section 1 to 4, these are listed below, from the most intolerant to the most flexible.

Section 1 - Copyright


Copyright (All Rights Reserved) - Here on Acid Tabs, if you see that a TB-303 Pattern has a copyright icon ©, this means that all rights are reserved.
This indicates that a work is copyright protected and should NOT be used without the permission from the copyright owners.
Failing to comply to such copyrights may result in legal action being taken against you.
When possible, we do try and credit the copyright owners.
This copyrighted material is displayed on Acid Tabs for educational purposes only!

Copyright Icons:



For further information regarding © Copyright, please read this Wikipedia Copyright page for reference.

Example of a TB-303 Pattern which has a "Copyright" NJoi - Adrenaline

Section 2 - Donationware License


All Donationware "Patterns" are copyright registered (with Copyright House) by Acid Tabs, but a license is granted to those who make a donation.
All donations help cover the cost of hosting and so on.
A single donation can only be applied to one pattern license.
For each Donationware pattern required, a matching donation needs to be made.
Due to transaction fees, we have set a minimum donation amount to £2.
Donationware patterns and licenses are personalised with your name, as the licensee.
All patterns and licences will be issued in PDF format and sent to your email address, so please ensure to enter a valid email address.
Please be aware that a Donationware license DOES NOT sign over the copyright of the pattern.
A Donationware License grants the end user (and only the end user) a royalty free license to use the pattern for most purposes (even commercial use).
Licenses can not be issued in company names. For a license to be valid, you must provide your full legal name.
See the list below for what the license includes and excludes.

Includes:
1. Non-commercial Use - You are licensed to use this pattern for "non-commercial" purposes in a musical composition. (See "Excludes" below)
2. Commercial Use - You are licensed to use this pattern for "commercial" purposes in a musical composition. (See "Excludes" below)
3. Remixes or Derivatives - You are licensed to create and sell remixes or derivatives of this pattern, plus any music or samples created based on this pattern.
4. Music reselling - You are licensed to create and sell music using a "Donationware" pattern.
5. Sample Reselling - You are licensed to create and sell samples using a "Donationware" pattern.
6. No Attribution Required - Unlike some Creative Commons license, a Donationware License, does NOT require credit back to Acid Tabs.

Excludes:
1. The reselling of "Donationware" patterns. (in written / printed form including, third party websites)
2. The commercial distribution of "Donationware" patterns. (in written / printed form including, third party websites)

A Donationware License is non-refundable, non-transferable and only grants the named donator, the rights set out in the license.

It should go without saying, but say it we must - Preview samples can not be used without a Donationware License.

Section 3 - Creative Commons Licenses


Creative Commons Licenses - Creative Commons (CC), in short, is an international non-profit organization who provide CC licenses and public domain tools that give every person and organization in the world a free, simple, and standardized way to grant copyright permissions for creative and academic works; ensure proper attribution; and enable others to copy, distribute, and make use of those works.
We utilize some of the Creative Commons licenses to help us share our work. These licenses provide a simple, standardized way to give "You" permission to share and use "Our" creative work - on conditions of our choice, which are set out in each license type. Works under a Creative Commons License, are more much flexible than those that are "Copyright Protected".

There are 6 different Creative Commons Licenses, let's have a look at each license in more detail - Pay close attention to the requirements or conditions, of each license.

1. CC BY - This license enables reusers to distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon the material in any medium or format, so long as attribution is given to the creator. The license allows for commercial use.

CC BY includes the following conditions:
BY: credit must be given to the creator.


View Creative Commons CC BY Deed

2. CC BY-SA - This license enables reusers to distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon the material in any medium or format, so long as attribution is given to the creator. The license allows for commercial use. If you remix, adapt, or build upon the material, you must license the modified material under identical terms.

CC BY-SA includes the following conditions:
BY: credit must be given to the creator.
SA: Adaptations must be shared under the same terms.


View Creative Commons CC BY SA Deed

3.CC BY-NC - This license enables reusers to distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon the material in any medium or format for noncommercial purposes only, and only so long as attribution is given to the creator.

CC BY-NC includes the following conditions:
BY: credit must be given to the creator.
NC: Only noncommercial uses of the work are permitted.


View Creative Commons CC BY NC Deed

4.CC BY-NC-SA - This license enables reusers to distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon the material in any medium or format for noncommercial purposes only, and only so long as attribution is given to the creator. If you remix, adapt, or build upon the material, you must license the modified material under identical terms.

CC BY-NC-SA includes the following conditions:
BY: credit must be given to the creator.
NC: Only noncommercial uses of the work are permitted.
SA: Adaptations must be shared under the same terms.


View Creative Commons CC BY NC SA Deed

5.CC BY-ND - This license enables reusers to copy and distribute the material in any medium or format in unadapted form only, and only so long as attribution is given to the creator. The license allows for commercial use.

CC BY-ND includes the following conditions:
BY: credit must be given to the creator.
ND: No derivatives or adaptations of the work are permitted.


View Creative Commons CC BY ND Deed

6. CC BY-NC-ND - This license enables reusers to copy and distribute the material in any medium or format in unadapted form only, for noncommercial purposes only, and only so long as attribution is given to the creator.

CC BY-NC-ND includes the following conditions:
BY: credit must be given to the creator.
NC: Only noncommercial uses of the work are permitted.
ND: No derivatives or adaptations of the work are permitted.


View Creative Commons CC BY NC ND Deed

In the conditions, set out above, for each license, the "Creator", to whom credit must be given, is "J.McConaghy / Acid-Tabs.com"

Example of a TB-303 Pattern released with a Creative Commons License of "BY-SA" Acid Tabs 02 - TB-303 Pattern

Section 4 - Public Domain (PD)


All works, listed under "Public Domain", offer the most flexibility.
Any work in The Public Domain (PD), means no exclusive intellectual property rights apply.
Those rights may have expired, been forfeited, expressly waived, or may be inapplicable.
Here on Acid Tabs, this means "We", or someone working with us (such as an Artist), has expressly waived any rights on a TB-303 Pattern that is highlighted as "Public Domain"
No one holds the exclusive rights of works that have entered The Public Domain. Anyone can legally use or reference those works, without permission.
"The Public Domain" is also referred to "Creative Commons 0 (Zero)" or "CC0"

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Example of a TB-303 Pattern released into "The Public Domain" Echo Shore - TB-303 Riff - Public Domain 01

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