Terms of Use: Licenses of Black Tulip's products

Full perms assets and scripts for designers created by Auryn Beorn are intended only for content creators so they can use them in their creations.

By purchasing any of these full perms assets/scripts for designers you have not purchased the ownership of them, nor does your purchase grant you full rights for their use. What you're purchasing is a license for limited use, only as outlined in these terms and license conditions. By purchasing this license for use of Black Tulip Full permissions asset/Script for designers, you are agreeing to follow the terms of this license, and you agree that these full permissions assets/scripts for designers you have been given permission to use will not be distributed to others in their full permission or copy/transfer unprotected state.

Licenses are valid only in the scope/virtual world they're purchased into. For example, if you purchase a license in the Second LifeĀ® virtual world, this means that you can use the purchased asset only in the Second LifeĀ® virtual world.

Because of the full permissions/copy+transfer state of Black Tulip resources for designers, we do not offer refunds. The only exception are double purchases.

Scripts for Designers

By acquiring any script package, you agree to:

  • SET Permissions for Next Owner of all scripts included in your purchase to one of these:
    • Copy/No Modify/No Transfer
    • No Copy/No Modify/Transfer
    Detailed instructions about how to do all this follow.
  • NEVER give away any of the scripts contained in your purchase under any circumstances with both copy and transfer permissions enabled for next owner. NEVER leave modify enabled for next owner.

The script/s you purchase are EXCLUSIVELY to be used in the items you sell/gift: you are responsible for any misuse. Alts are not recognized. Partners are not recognized. Licenses are per account. If you're found sharing the scripts with other accounts with both copy and transfer permissions, your license is void.

How to change Permissions for Next Owner correctly?

The quickest way is to change them in your inventory, so you have them ready to drop in your items.

To do this, right click the script you want to set permissions for next owner, and click the Properties window. This opens a window where you will see a line at bottom saying:

Next owner can: [ ] Modify [ ] Copy [ ] Resell/Give away

By checking those marks we ALLOW what the next owner can do. By leaving them empty, we're restricting what next owner can do.

NOTE: Resell/Give away is what, in short, is generally referred to as TRANSFER.

If your build is COPY/NO TRANSFER, you should adjust the permissions for next owner of the main script this way:

Copy/No Modify/No Transfer

If your build is NO COPY/TRANSFER, you should adjust the permissions for next owner of the main script this way:

No Copy/No Modify/Transfer

Full Permissions Mesh

The specific terms of Black Tulip mesh objects' license of use are:

  • You are NOT allowed to transfer Black Tulip mesh objects to anyone else with both copy AND transfer permissions under any circumstance, regardless of whether they are being sold or gifted.
  • Mesh objects should NOT be sold or gifted as-is. Black Tulip mesh objects are to be used solely for the purpose of enhancing products by legitimate content creators.
  • You must change either the transfer or copy permissions on Black Tulip mesh objects before they are distributed as part of your creations.
  • You must take steps as outlined below to help ensure that Black Tulip mesh objects are never transferred to anyone else with full permissions by mistake.
  • You may not reverse engineer the mesh objects in order to obtain a .dae file. Access to the .dae files is not included in the license of the mesh objects.

How to change Permissions for Next Owner correctly?

  1. After unpacking the mesh objects into your inventory, locate the folder where the mesh objects are stored.
  2. REZ the mesh item. Right click to choose "Edit". Click the "General" tab and look for the permissions for NEXT OWNER at the bottom of this tab.
  3. Uncheck either "Copy" or "Resell/Give Away" (Transfer), depending on what permissions most of your products are transferred or sold with.
  4. Delete the mesh object *in your inventory*. Now take the rezzed mesh object with the permissions changed back to your inventory.
  5. Repeat this for EACH Black Tulip mesh object you have purchased or received.

Of course, you will be able to change the permissions later if you need to, but if you have them set from the moment you unpack, you will never forget to set them later.

Full Permissions Mesh Attachments

The specific terms of Black Tulip mesh attachment objects' license of use are:

  • You are NOT allowed to transfer Black Tulip mesh objects to anyone else with copy+modify+transfer permissions under any circumstance, regardless of whether they are being sold or gifted.
  • Mesh attachment objects should NOT be sold or gifted as-is. Black Tulip mesh attachment objects are to be used solely for the purpose of enhancing products by legitimate content creators.
  • Attachment objects have special requirements since giver scripts, temp attach scripts, etc., need that they're copy/transfer.
    You must change the modify permission on Black Tulip mesh attachment objects before they are distributed as part of your creations.
    Attachments MUST be NO MODIFY for the next owner!
  • You must take steps as outlined below to help ensure that Black Tulip mesh attachment objects are never transferred to anyone else with full permissions by mistake.
  • You may not reverse engineer the mesh attachment objects in order to obtain a .dae file. Access to the .dae files is NOT included in the license of the mesh attachment objects.
  • If you're using animations/scripts/textures/soundclips, unless the animation/script/texture/soundclip license explicitly allows so, the mesh attachment must NOT contain animations, scripts, textures or soundclips.

How to change Permissions for Next Owner correctly?

  1. After unpacking the mesh objects into your inventory, locate the folder where the mesh objects are stored.
  2. REZ the mesh item. Right click to choose "Edit". Click the "General" tab and look for the permissions for NEXT OWNER at the bottom of this tab.
  3. Uncheck "Modify". It MUST be NO MODIFY.
  4. Delete the mesh object *in your inventory*. Now take the rezzed mesh object with the permissions changed back to your inventory.
  5. Repeat this for EACH Black Tulip mesh object you have purchased or received.

Of course, you will be able to change the permissions later if you need to, but if you have them set from the moment you unpack, you will never forget to set them later.

Books (Class in a box)

The specific terms of Black Tulip learning materials' license of use are:

By purchasing my Class in a Box learning materials, you're purchasing carefully elaborated supplies, most of them without perms restrictions, plus detailed, informative notes and/or books with instructions and explanations about the topic.

You're agreeing with these conditions when you purchase any of my Class in a Box items:

  • All the notes, scripts and other supplies made by me are not for resale or being given away.
  • You can use and modify my scripts/other supplies in your own builds, and sell your builds with them included (see note below).
  • You are not allowed to use my scripts/other supplies in the boxes to give your own classes.
  • You can't use my class notes/books, nor parts of them, for you giving your own classes.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you use the scripts in your builds/kits, ALWAYS set the permissions for next owner, for them, to NO MODIFY *AND* either NO COPY or NO TRANSFER. Also, if you use the textures, sculpt maps, sounds, animations, mesh in your builds, set them to NO COPY, or to NO TRANSFER.

Full Permissions Textures

The specific terms of Black Tulip textures (and previously also sculpt maps)' license of use are:

  • You are NOT allowed to transfer Black Tulip sculpt maps and textures to anyone else with both copy AND transfer permissions under any circumstance, regardless of whether they are being sold or gifted.
  • Sculpt maps and textures should NOT be sold or gifted as individual sculpt maps and textures in any form or by any permissions. Black Tulip sculpt maps and textures are to be used solely for the purpose of enhancing products by legitimate content creators.
  • You must change either the transfer or copy permissions on Black Tulip sculpt maps and textures before they are distributed as part of your creations.
  • You must change the permissions of the items you create when using Black Tulip sculpt maps and textures: they can't be full permissions for next owner. Those items that you create (never the sculpt maps and textures themselves) may be copy/transfer for next owner at most (so you are able of creating wearable props if you need so.)
  • You must take steps as outlined below to help ensure that Black Tulip sculpt maps and textures are never transferred to anyone else with full permissions by mistake.
  • You may download the sculpt maps and textures to your local hard drive for the purpose of editing them to best fit your creations, but you can't resell the resulting sculpt maps and textures as your own creations in texture asset state. You may, of course, sell your creations that use them, but never in full permissions state. Same rules as stated above apply for the modified sculpt maps and textures that you obtain by working with these ones purchased from me.

How to change Permissions for Next Owner correctly?

  1. After unpacking the sculpt maps and textures into your inventory, please locate the folder where the sculpt maps and textures are located and right click to choose "Properties".
  2. Uncheck either "Copy" or "Resell/Give Away", depending on what permissions most of your products are transferred or sold with. Of course, you will be able to change the permissions later if you need to, but if you have them set from the moment you unpack, you will never forget to set them later.
  3. Repeat this for EACH Black Tulip sculpt maps and textures you have purchased or received.

Full Permissions Sound clips

The specific terms of Black Tulip sound samples' license of use are:

  • You are NOT allowed to transfer Black Tulip sound samples to anyone else with both copy AND transfer permissions under any circumstance, regardless of whether they are being sold or gifted.
  • Sound samples should NOT be sold or gifted as individual sound samples in any form or by any permissions. Black Tulip sound samples are to be used solely for the purpose of enhancing products by legitimate content creators.
  • You must change either the transfer or copy permissions on Black Tulip sound samples before they are distributed as part of your creations.
  • You must take steps as outlined below to help ensure that Black Tulip sound samples are never transferred to anyone else with full permissions by mistake.

How to change Permissions for Next Owner correctly?

  1. After unpacking the sound samples into your inventory, please locate the folder where the sound sample(s) is/are located and right click to choose "Properties".
  2. Uncheck either "Copy" or "Resell/Give Away", depending on what permissions most of your products are transferred or sold with. Of course, you will be able to change the permissions later if you need to, but if you have them set from the moment you unpack, you will never forget to set them later.
  3. Repeat this for EACH Black Tulip sound samples you have purchased or received.

Full Permissions Animations

The specific terms of Black Tulip animations' license of use are:

  • You are NOT allowed to transfer Black Tulip Animations to anyone else with both copy AND transfer permissions under any circumstance, regardless of whether they are being sold or gifted.
  • Animations should NOT be sold or gifted as individual animations in any form or by any permissions. Black Tulip Animations are to be used solely for the purpose of animating and enhancing products by legitimate content creators. HUDs, AOs, etc however are all acceptable under the terms of this license, so long as the person purchasing this licensing is also the creator of said items and agrees to its terms.
To clarify the paragraph above:
  • Don't sell pose balls only! These animations MUST be included in your creation, which has to be OTHER than a pose ball (or equivalent - a box with only a pose script IS a pose ball.)
  • Photographers and poses sellers, don't sell them as "pose packs" and that's it! They have to be included in a build. ADD VALUE to the poses, you are not purchasing resell rights for pose packs even if perms are changed!
  • You must change either the transfer or copy permissions on Black Tulip Animations before they are distributed as part of your creations.
  • You must take steps as outlined below to help ensure that Black Tulip Animations are never transferred to anyone else with full permissions by mistake.

How to change Permissions for Next Owner correctly?

  1. After unpacking the poses and animations into your inventory, please locate the folder where the animation(s) is/are located and right click to choose "Properties".
  2. Uncheck either "Copy" or "Resell/Give Away", depending on what permissions most of your products are transferred or sold with. Of course, you will be able to change the permissions later if you need to, but if you have them set from the moment you unpack, you will never forget to set them later.
  3. Repeat this for EACH Black Tulip Animation you have purchased or received.

Violations of Black Tulip's License Agreement will be reported to Linden Labs; further legal action may also result.

Protect your investment and the integrity of Black Tulip mesh objects by making sure that you NEVER FORGET to change the permissions before transferring an item. Directions are given in every license section.

Feel free to contact me, Auryn Beorn, if you have any questions about the animations or this license agreement.

Use always an alt to check permissions for next owner to make sure you've set them correctly. There are no shortcuts: You will have to check permissions of the prims and then permissions of every asset in every prim.

Check this tutorial about the basics on permissions in SL and the Preparing your products for sale. Permissions... and more of the Merchant Resource series for more information and examples about how to set permissions for next owner correctly.