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HTK License

Before you can download HTK you must agree to this license and register to receive the password for access.

                        HTK END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT

1. Definitions

   Licensed Software:  All source code, object or executable code,
                       associated technical documentation and any 
                       data files in this HTK distribution.

   Licensor         :  University of Cambridge

   Licensee         :  The person/organisation who downloads the HTK
                       distribution or any part of it.
                 

2. License Rights and Obligations

   2.1 The Licensor hereby grants the Licensee a non-exclusive license to a) make 
   copies of the Licensed Software in source and object code form for use 
   within the Licensee's organisation; b) modify copies of the Licensed Software 
   to create derivative works thereof for use within the Licensee's organisation.

   2.2 The Licensed Software either in whole or in part can not be distributed
   or sub-licensed to any third party in any form.

   2.3 The Licensee agrees not to remove any copyright, trademark or patent notices 
   that appear in the Licensed Software.

   2.4 THE LICENSED SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND.
   TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ANY AND ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED 
   WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THOSE OF 
   MERCHANTABILITY, OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OF ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS 
   OF RESPONSES, OF RESULTS, OF REASONABLE CARE OR WORKMANLIKE EFFORT, OF LACK OF 
   NEGLIGENCE, AND/OR OF A LACK OF VIRUSES, ALL WITH REGARD TO THE LICENSED SOFTWARE, 
   ARE EXPRESSLY EXCLUDED.  NEITHER LICENSOR, ENTROPIC OR MICROSOFT MAKE ANY WARRANTY 
   THAT THE LICENSED SOFTWARE WILL OPERATE PROPERLY AS INTEGRATED IN YOUR PRODUCT(S) 
   OR ON ANY CUSTOMER SYSTEM(S). 

   2.5 THE LICENSEE AGREES THAT NEITHER LICENSOR, ENTROPIC OR MICROSOFT SHALL BE 
   LIABLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, ECONOMIC OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES 
   WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS OR PERSONAL 
   PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF BUSINESS OR PERSONAL OR CONFIDENTIAL 
   INFORMATION, OR ANY OTHER PECUNIARY LOSS, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PRIVACY, OR FOR FAILURE 
   TO MEET ANY DUTY, INCLUDING ANY DUTY OF GOOD FAITH, OR TO EXERCISE COMMERCIALLY 
   REASONABLE CARE OR FOR NEGLIGENCE) ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO THE 
   USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE LICENSED SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ENTROPIC HAS BEEN 
   ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. 


3. Term of Agreement

   This agreement is effective upon the download of the Licensed Software and 
   shall remain in effect until terminated. Termination by the Licensee should be 
   accompanied by the complete destruction of the Licensed Software and any complete 
   or partial copies thereof. The Licensor may only terminate this  agreement if 
   the Licensee has failed to abide by the terms of this agreement in which case 
   termination may be without notice. All provisions of this agreement relating 
   to disclaimers of warranties, limitation of liability, remedies or damage 
   and the Licensor's proprietary rights shall survive termination.


4. Governing Law

   This agreement shall be construed and interpreted in accordance with the laws 
   of England.


5. Though not a license condition, Licensees are strongly encouraged to
   a) report all bugs, where possible with bug fixes, that are found.
   b) reference the use of HTK in any publications that use the Licensed Software.


6. Contributions to HTK 

   We strongly encourage contributions to the HTK source code base. These will 
   in general be additional tools or library modules which will not fall under this 
   HTK License Agreement.

If you agree to this license you may register here.

Comments and suggestions to htk-mgr@eng.cam.ac.uk