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    My own licence

    Can I my own licence in program when in publish software on OVI STORE?

    Thanks for answer Petr

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    Re: My own licence

    can you specify a bit more on what you excatly would you want to do ?

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    Re: My own licence

    My license agreement.

    -copyright
    -limitation of liability
    -everything about backup copies,
    -that software is protected by author rights

    I noticed that no program in OVI store have the license agreement...

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    Re: My own licence

    Ovi Store is a distribution/sales channel operated by Nokia. Even if you distribute/sell your app through Ovi Store, you own all the rights to your own software, not Nokia.

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    Re: My own licence

    Quote Originally Posted by petrib View Post
    Ovi Store is a distribution/sales channel operated by Nokia. Even if you distribute/sell your app through Ovi Store, you own all the rights to your own software, not Nokia.
    Ok. And can I add licence to the my program?
    I watch foreign program (program from other company) and there no licence.

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    Re: My own licence

    If you want your app to have some sort of a screen where you show and the user has to accept some kind of a license, I don't recall whether the Ovi Store publishing guidelines specifically allow or deny that, or if it says nothing about such a thing.

    Is that what you want to do? Display your own license text before the user can use your program?

    Anyway, I suspect that there is nothing that prevents you from doing something like that, if you wish, but I'll leave it to someone more knowledgeable to respond.

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    Re: My own licence

    And if your app is a Symbian app, here are the instructios for a simple way to show your disclaimer/license at installation time:

    http://wiki.forum.nokia.com/index.ph...n_installation

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    Re: My own licence

    Quote Originally Posted by petrib View Post
    If you want your app to have some sort of a screen where you show and the user has to accept some kind of a license, I don't recall whether the Ovi Store publishing guidelines specifically allow or deny that, or if it says nothing about such a thing.

    Is that what you want to do? Display your own license text before the user can use your program?

    Anyway, I suspect that there is nothing that prevents you from doing something like that, if you wish, but I'll leave it to someone more knowledgeable to respond.
    Thanks. Yes, it is question. Ovi Store allow or deny it?

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    Re: My own licence

    Question from a customer's point of view.

    If I purchase an application, but am not willing to accept the license (that wasn't displayed to me until after the purchase), is there a hassle-free way to get my money back?

    -TongMuan

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    Re: My own licence

    Quote Originally Posted by TongMuan View Post
    Question from a customer's point of view.

    If I purchase an application, but am not willing to accept the license (that wasn't displayed to me until after the purchase), is there a hassle-free way to get my money back?

    -TongMuan
    It be interested me too... Reads this discussion board anybody from nokia?

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    Re: My own licence

    Dear publisher,
    Thanks for your request and sorry for the delay.

    There is no regulation in Ovi to reject applications that supply extra terms and conditions for the user to accept. This is based on the fact that those T&C does not violate or contradict with the Nokia Ovi terms and conditions.

    If you would like to discuss about a specific case or content, feel free to contact us publishtoovi.support@nokia.com.

    Regards,
    oviJude
    Ovi publisher support

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    Re: My own licence

    Quote Originally Posted by petrib View Post
    Is that what you want to do? Display your own license text before the user can use your program?
    Quote Originally Posted by svopex View Post
    Thanks. Yes, it is question.
    It's worth knowing that, certainly under UK law (and I expect others are similar), such a licence really has no validity.

    By taking the customer's money, you have already entered into a legal contract with the customer, and you have no right to impose new conditions unilaterally on that contract after the fact. You have no entitlement to render the existing contract void if the customer refuses to accept additional terms (even if you offer a refund). To be legally binding, the licence text would need to be displayed before the app is downloaded (and, crucially, before the customer pays), so that it forms part of the contract of sale.

    For free downloads, the rule is different. Since no money has changed hands, no contract exists, and you are free to impose conditions.

    Graham.

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