These terms and conditions set the basis for emojidex licenses. Only licenses grant usage rights for emojidex, including emoji image assets, source code, libraries, modules, scripts, lists, software tools and apps. These Terms and Conditions do not grant a specific license for use of the emojidex service, software, or assets. All specific license grants for usage will be under these terms and conditions. Each specific license will identify the Licensee and the specific terms of the license. In case of a conflict between a specific license and these terms and conditions, the terms to the specific license shall control.
An emoji [絵文字] is a graphical character. Emoji may be used as icons embedded within strings of text, as individual images, or as digital “stamps” or “stickers” embedded within digital content or messages. Each emoji contains one or more code. Codes may be individual character codes in encoding sets such as, but not limited to: Unicode, UTF-8 and Shift-JIS. Other forms of codes may be names or identifying words or strings of text, often enclosed in “escape” characters, most commonly colons “:”. Emoji data is not limited to images and codes, each emoji may contain a variety of extended data such as copyright, license, author, URL, animation information, sounds, variants, extended data payloads, extended information hashes, tags, categories, details, etc.
emojidex defines three types of emoji:
UTF emoji: UTF emoji are emoji which have been defined and given distinct character codes within the Unicode standard. UTF emoji may also be referred to as “standard emoji”. UTF emoji will almost invariably contain a UTF-8 character code and distinct U+ character code. UTF emoji are not wrapped in escape characters to designate they are emoji.
Extended emoji: Extended emoji are emoji that are created by the emojidex project and to which the emojidex project holds all rights and copyright. Extended emoji are covered in emojidex Licenses along with UTF emoji.
User emoji: User emoji are emoji that have been submitted to the emojidex service by general users and 3rd parties. emojidex will not hold the copyright to the majority of these emoji, and emojidex licenses do not grant copyright privileges on these emoji. Utilization and rights to User emoji are covered in the emojidex Terms of Service.
emojidex may reffer to any virtual sources, data and assets contained in the emojidex project and/or the emojidex online service and/or the emojidex project itself. emojidex is a trademarked brand, and all sources, data and assets belonging to the emojidex brand are copyright Kabushiki Kaisha GenSouSha [Phantom Creation Incorporated] of Aichi, Japan. Hereafter known as GENSOUSHA.
Official emojidex tools include software libraries / modules / plug-ins / interfaces / widgets and any other software distributed by the emojidex project. Official tools include but may not be limited to those distributed on GitHub under the emojidex association, found at https://github.com/emojidex/ .
Modified emojidex tools are Official emojidex tools which have been modified by a third party, wherein those modifications have not been integrated with the official emojidex tools.
Unofficial emojidex tools include any tool built by a third party that utilizes any emojidex resource or asset, wherein these tools are not modifications of Official emojidex tools, but may include source fragments from Official emojidex tools or Modified emojidex tools.
Assets include but are not limited to:
Sources include but are not limited to:
Generally Permitted Visual Modifications to emojidex tools and assets include but are not limited to:
Functional Modifications to emojidex tools and assets that are only permissible with a license that specifically grants said modification rights, include but are not limited to:
This list may be updated.
An emojidex Open License is granted to any party distributing Open Source packages and projects, wherein the license applied is deemed Open Source by the Open Source Initiative.
An emojidex Closed License is granted to Closed Source packages and projects. A Closed License may be obtained by paying a license fee, or without license fee by fully implementing connectivity to the emojidex service as defined in [Full emojidex Service Utilization] in these Terms and Conditions.
The production of printed materials, tangible goods or any physical manifestation or production based on or utilizing emojidex assets requires a License for the Production of Printed and Tangible Goods. It is forbidden to use any emojidex assets for any distributed or publicly released physically tangible material, nor for any physical products without a license specifically allowing said production.
Non-commercial printed and physical material not for commercial use do not require a special license.
A waiver is hereby granted to the following commercial use cases without a special license under the condition a simple copyright notice of:
be present on or with all materials. Use cases eligible for this waver include:
For clarification of whether or not a commercial use case is eligible for a waiver contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order to fully utilize the emojidex service, the following conditions must be met:
All terms and conditions are subject to the emojidex Open License.
Closed Licenses are granted exclusively by emojidex on a case-by-case basis. The terms and conditions of any Closed License and the fees for any Closed License may not be disclosed by anyone holding or in the process of obtaining a Closed License without the permission of emojidex.
Fees for works including emojidex assets / sources, or closed source software that does not use the emojidex service or for software implementing any of the conditions defined in [Functional Modifications Only Permissible With A License] will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
Usage as virtual assets of all base Unicode/UTF emoji and extended emoji, modified or unmodified emojidex tools, JSON listing files and other assets. Assets include vector graphics in SVG format found in emojidex-vectors and raster images in PNG format found in emojidex-rasters. JSON emoji lists found in each collection and each repository in emoji.json, categories are located at the collection root as categories.json. Alternative formats available on request.
Usage as virtual assets of all base Unicode/UTF emoji and extended emoji, JSON listing files and other assets. Assets include vector graphics in SVG format found in emojidex-vectors and raster images in PNG format found in emojidex-rasters. JSON emoji lists found in each collection and each repository in emoji.json, categories are located at the collection root as categories.json. Alternative formats available on request.
Usage of modified or unodified emojidex tools, software, and sources without any inclusion or reference to emojidex emoji assets and without using the emojidex service. Under a Closed License emojidex tool usage and modification can include modification of any source without the need to publicly disclose said modification, and distribution without the requirement of notice or of modification of license may be permitted.
emojidex Open and Closed licenses only apply to virtual media and electronic transmission and distribution. Physical / tangible / printed media is covered in [Print and Tangible Goods License].
Discounts may be given to educational, scientific, humanitarian or Open Source friendly organizations; or to parties that assist in or support continued development and maintenance of emojidex tools and services; or to parties who contribute assets to the emojidex project.
License fees may be waived for parties who develop or maintain ports of emojidex tools or interfaces to the emojidex service, under an acceptable open source license, in languages or on platforms not officially supported by the emojidex developers.
The term of the issued license will be calculated from the time of official, public or private release of the software product or media. Term will not be calculated from time of payment.
Payment may be made before release for a 5% discount. Payment after release must be made within 30 days. Software and virtual media releases found to be in violation of free license terms will be notified and are required to adjust to meet free license terms or payment for must be made within 30 days of notification. When found delinquent a compounding 1% interest fee on the amount due will be added for each day after the known or estimated release date of the software or media.
Any dispute arising under these terms shall be adjudicated under the laws of Japan irrespective of the locale of the license execution and use.