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Grant of License to You to use Contributions for Personal, Non-Commercial Purposes
4.1 License. We grant you a non-exclusive license to use and copy other users’ Contributions solely for personal, non-commercial purposes subject to the restrictions set forth herein.
4.2 License Restrictions.
4.2.1 Retention of IP Notices. If you download, copy or print a copy of the Materials (as defined in Section 6 below) for your own personal use, you must retain all trademark, copyright and other proprietary notices contained in and on the materials.
4.2.2 No Circumvention of IP Protection Mechanisms. You shall not either directly or through the use of any device, software, internet site, web-based service or other means remove, alter, bypass, avoid, interfere with, or circumvent any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notices marked on Contributions or any digital rights management mechanism, device, or other content protection or access control measure associated with Contributions or the Site.
4.2.3 No Unauthorized Copying, Broadcasting or Screen Scraping. You shall not either directly or through the use of any device, software, internet site, web-based service or other means copy, download, reproduce, duplicate, archive, distribute, upload, publish, modify, translate, broadcast, perform, display, sell, transfer, rent, sub-license, transmit or retransmit Contributions except as permitted in Section 4.1.
4.2.4 No Indexing. Furthermore, you may not create, recreate, distribute or advertise an index of any Contributions unless authorized by us in writing.
4.2.5 No Commercial Use of Contributions. You may not build a business utilizing the Contributions, whether or not for profit. Contributions covered by these restrictions include without limitation any text, graphics, layout, interface, logos, photographs, audio and video materials, and stills.
4.2.6 No Derivative Works. In addition, you are strictly prohibited from creating derivative works or materials that otherwise are derived from or based on Contributions in any way, including montages, wallpaper, desktop themes, greeting cards, and merchandise, unless it is expressly permitted by us in writing. This prohibition applies even if you intend to give away the derivative materials free of charge.