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| 16:07 UK time, Monday, 9 May 2005


API Licence - last updated 02/02/2006

By using the BBC's APIs (APIs) on the Backstage website ("backstage.bbc.co.uk") you agree to be bound by the terms of this API Licence ("the Licence") and the Backstage Terms of Use.

1. Licence terms

The BBC grants to You a non-commercial, world-wide, payment-free, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable right to copy, reproduce, download and/or publish the API's and alter, adapt, edit, incorporate, modify, translate and create your own product or services based on the API's (a 'Work') provided that You shall:

a. only use the API's for your own personal, non-commercial use;

b. acknowledge the source of the API's in your Work with the following credit:
"powered by backstage.bbc.co.uk"

c. notify the BBC of the URL at which your Work can be viewed by the BBC and users of the BBC website and Backstage.

d. not publish, distribute or otherwise make the APIs available, (including in any Work You create), in a way that would enable other people to download or use the APIs other than as set out in this Licence.

e. only use the APIs and/or the Work for purposes that are not illegal, derogatory or otherwise objectionable or that bring the BBC or any third party into disrepute.

f. not infringe any third party's intellectual property rights nor remove, obscure, or alter any BBC copyright notice, trademarks, or other notices (including the terms of this Licence) included in the APIs.

g. you shall not create or use any script or tool that enables you to poll the API more than once every 3 seconds.

h. use development keys (if provided) and acknowledge that use of the development key shall signify Your agreement to the terms of this Licence. If no development key is provided to You then the use of the API shall signify your agreement to these License terms.

i. any other use of the API's requires the prior written permission of the BBC. Please e-mail backstage@bbc.co.uk.

2. Intellectual Property

The BBC shall, subject to the licence granted in Paragraph 1 above, retain all right, title and interest including intellectual property rights in the API's including in the BBC copyright notice and BBC trademark(s). The BBC shall not own any software You create in producing the Work, nor any third party components incorporated by You, in accordance with the terms of this Licence, into the Work.

3. No Endorsement

You agree that nothing in this Licence shall be construed by You as an endorsement of You or Your Work by the BBC and You agree not to directly or indirectly infer in or from Your Work any such endorsement or support by the BBC.

4. Disclaimer of Warranties

The BBC expressly disclaims all responsibility for any loss or damage arising out of or in connection with your use of the API's. The BBC API's are provided 'as is' and on an 'as available' basis and to the fullest extent permitted by law the BBC disclaims all express or implied warranties.

5. Indemnity

You hereby agree to indemnify, hold harmless and defend the BBC in respect of all damages, costs and expenses, including reasonable legal fees and litigation expenses, arising out of or as a result of any breach by You of the terms of this Licence or otherwise in connection with your use of the API's.

6. Termination

You may terminate this Licence at any time by destroying or removing all instances of BBC data gathered using the API including any BBC data incorporated in Your Work, however and wherever the Work is stored or hosted.

7. General

If any provision of this Licence is held to be invalid or unenforceable, it shall not affect the validity or enforceability of the remainder of the terms of this Licence

A person who is not a party to this Licence will have no rights under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any of its terms.

This Licence shall be governed by English law and the English courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any claim or dispute which may arise out of or in connection with this Licence.

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