Kikyuune Family Commercial License Agreement

In purchasing a “Commercial-Use License” from Studio VOXYZ, the seller (Katherine Forgy) grants the buyer (hereby referred to as “License Owner”) a perpetual, non-exclusive, non-transferable, worldwide license to use the Kikyuune Family voicebanks for Permitted Commercial Purposes.


Voicebanks

The License Owner is hereby granted permission to use the Kikyuune Family voicebanks in commercialized music production (e.g. digital download albums, printed CDs, YouTube monetization).

This license covers all languages and all past, present and future versions of the following UTAU voicebanks:

  • Kikyuune Aiko
  • Kikyuune Akiko
  • Kikyuune Akihiko
  • Fuusenne

This license also covers the official male derivative of Aiko—“Kikyuune Akio”—as made using g-flags in the UTAU software. It does NOT cover Harouka Aki.

Any modification and redistribution of the raw .wav files of the covered voicebanks is FORBIDDEN.

Modification and non-commercial redistribution of any Frequency Map files (FRQ, SPEF, FRT, etc.) is ALLOWED.

Modification and non-commercial redistribution of the oto.ini is ALLOWED.


Character, Images and Artwork

The use of the official Kikyuune character names for credit/attribution on commercial works is not necessary, but is allowed and encouraged.

This license does NOT grant permission for the License Owner to use any Kikyuune Family character images created by Katherine Forgy (MystSaphyr) or by other artists without prior permission.

Art used for the purpose of promoting or selling commercial music (e.g. videos, album covers) is allowed, as long as that art is created either by the License Owner or given to the License Owner with permission of the original artist (e.g. by commission).

In order to distinguish between what is deemed acceptable and non-acceptable use of Kikyuune Family character images outside of the spectrum of music, please see the below definitions of Doujin vs Commercial:

Doujin (Acceptable):

Physical copies of art that are self-published, printed and sold in limited small batches at fan-events. These may include artbook anthologies and fanzines, prints, small trinkets (charms, stickers, etc.), and so on. Doujin materials are specifically intended more for promotion and fun than for generating income; they are “break-even” operations and do not produce a noticeable profit as the sales only cover base costs of production.

Commercial (Non-Acceptable; PERMISSION REQUIRED):

Continued or large-scale reproduction of a product intended to create profit, i.e. that which would be continually created and sold at multiple events or locations, in physical stores, or via online stores such as Storenvy, Etsy, eBay, Redbubble, deviantART, Cafepress, and other print/press websites and such.

“Commercial” character-image works as described are FORBIDDEN without explicit permission from Katherine Forgy (MystSaphyr).

“Doujin” works as described are acceptable and do not require prior permission, so long as they conform to the rest of the rest of the terms of this License Agreement.


Non-Permitted Use

Kikyuune Family voicebanks and/or characters should NOT be used for obscene, defamatory, libelous, slanderous and/or unlawful content.

Kikyuune Family voicebanks and/or characters should NOT be used for specifically spreading a political or religious message. However, traditional anthems, choruses and chants are perfectly acceptable.

Kikyuune Family voicebanks and/or characters should NOT be used for R-18 or pornographic audio/images.


Disclaimers

Katherine Forgy, Studio VOXYZ and the additional Kikyuune Family voice providers hold no responsibility to incidents, damage and/or loss by the License Owner from downloading and/or using any of the Kikyuune Family voicebanks and/or characters.

In addition: Katherine Forgy, Studio VOXYZ and the additional Kikyuune Family voice providers take no responsibility for any incidents, damage and/or loss that occurs to any third party as a result from the License Owner’s usage of the Kikyuune Family voicebanks and/or characters.