BBSFiles.com programs are not Public Domain programs and thus are not free. These programs are copyrighted (c) 1980-2005 by Doug Rhea and/or A.S.S.I.S.T., Inc.
Non-registered users of these programs are granted a 90 day license to evaluate the programs suitability for their requirements. FREE COPY keys are provided so all aspects of the programs may be tested, but this does not imply those keys should be used indefinitely. Any usage of these programs beyond the evaluation time period requires registration of each copy of the program used. Use of non-registered or FREE COPY copies of these programs beyond the original evaluation period is not prohibited, but strongly frowned upon.
The programs may NOT be modified in any respect, for any reason, including but not limited to, de-compiling, disassembling, or reverse engineering of the programs. The opening title screen, help screens, and all other proprietary program output must never be altered, removed, bypassed or modified by any means.
You are free to distribute the PUBLICLY AVAILABLE shareware version of these programs to others subject to the above restrictions and also the following:
A. No fee is charged for it's use.
B. No reciprocation may be accepted for these programs. This does not apply to computer access charges the system or site operators (Sysops) of or organizations owning bulletin board systems, online services, etc... may charge subscribers.
C. These programs must be copied in unaltered form, complete with files containing license information, the FULL documentation and all accompanying files. The archives distributed by BBSFiles.com must not be altered in ANY respect.
D. All shareware houses/distribution firms must make explicitly clear that the diskette purchase containing any shareware program has NOT registered the shareware with BBSFiles.com
E. Anyone selling media with any of these programs that is making a profit from selling the media (ie: charging more than the freight charge and approximately $5.00 for the media), are required to send a FREE copy of the media as it is being sold to:
Arlington, TX 76015
The media will be reviewed for completeness and a determination will be made as to whether the programs included on the media for sale are legally allowed to be packaged as such. These programs are not allowed to be included in ANY illegal transaction.
System or site operators may make these programs available for download only if the above conditions are met. The archives distributed by BBSFiles.com or an equivalent archive may be made available only in complete form. If the contents appear altered or not complete, you may obtain the latest release of these programs directly from BBSFiles.com
Supported software may distribute these programs subject to the above conditions only after obtaining WRITTEN permission from BBSFiles.com, Doug Rhea or A.S.S.I.S.T., Inc. This condition statement supersedes all previous agreements.
The above license statement does not apply to the REGISTERED version of these programs. REGISTERED version does NOT include the FREE COPY registration provided in many of the archives, but only valid registered copies provided to individuals or companies by Doug Rhea. The registered software of BBSFiles.com is protected under United States Copyright and Trademark Laws. It must be treated just like a book with certain exceptions as follows:
A. A.S.S.I.S.T., Inc. authorizes the making of archival copies of the registered software for the sole purpose of backing-up your software and protecting your investment from possible loss.
B. The medium on which the registered software is recorded is transferred to the customer, but not the title to the software.
C. The customer may resell or distribute unmodified copies of the registered software provided the customer has purchased from A.S.S.I.S.T., Inc. one copy of the registered software for each one sold or distributed. The provisions of this software license shall also be applicable to third parties receiving copies of the registered software from the customer.
D. By saying, "just like a book", A.S.S.I.S.T., Inc. means that the registered software may be used by any number of people and may be freely moved from one computer location to another so long as there is ABSOLUTELY NO POSSIBILITY of it being used at one location while being used at another. Just like a book that cannot be read by two different people in two different locations at the same time.
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