This license guide must be read before purchasing any of my stories in the BUY SHORT STORIES store (https://ahmadwehbe.com/shop/).
This is a contract of agreement between the copyright owner (Ahmad Wehbe) and the purchaser or user of the stories found or linked to in the BUY SHORT STORIES store (https://ahmadwehbe.com/shop/). These will be referred to simply as Stories from now on throughout this contract.
You are not allowed to use any of these Stories without first purchasing a license.
Anyone who purchases any of these Stories will be granted a license. This user will be referred to simply as Licensee from now on throughout this contract.
The Licensee is granted access only to the Stories they have purchased from our store. All purchases of these Stories from third parties are null and void and illegal and a direct violation of the owner’s copyright, which will lead to a lawsuit according to various local and international laws protecting the copyright owner’s rights.
The Licensee’s licenses lasts one year, beginning from the date of purchase.
The Licensee is provided non-exclusive licenses for the Stories they purchase.
The Licensee may not resell any of the Stories they purchase.
This license applies to all recognizable derivatives of any of the Stories, including but not limited to: translations, formatting, style, grammar, environment, dialogue, event, character and context (for example: you cannot translate this work and call it your own, all derivative works must be credited to the original author (Ahmad Wehbe) and the derivative creator must be credited as editor or translator or any other appropriate title).
The Licensee may not use, print or publish derivatives made by others without the permission of the original author (Ahmad Wehbe) and all parties involved.
The Licensee may not submit any of the Stories to competitions.
The Licensee may not use, print or publish the Stories they purchased for following types of works: anthologies, story collections, story bundles, comics, television adaptation, video adaption or advertisement sketches (these require a contract based on royalty payment, please send your offer to firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Licensee may not use, print or publish the Stories they purchased for the following types of products: wall-art, apparel, decor or any product of such nature unless it is for private non-commercial use (you are basically not allowed to print the work on a t-shirt and sell the t-shirt with my work as your design).
The Licensee may not use, print or publish the purchased Stories under more than one brand (for example: if you run multiple magazines then you may only use, print or publish the purchased Stories under one of your magazine brands. If you wish to use, print or publish the purchased Stories under multiple brands then you must purchase an equal amount of licenses).
The Licensee may use, print or publish the Stories they purchased or any derivatives of the Stories they purchased in their magazine, blog, website, newspaper and social-media (both in print and digitally).
The Licensee may format the Stories they purchased to meet their specifications.
The Licensee may edit and change the content of the Stories they purchased (example: they may change the time of day, or gender, character name, city, country, or any other detail that is more suitable to their target audience).
The Licensee may translate the Stories they purchased and change names to better suit their target audience (example: if they tdranslate this work into Japanese, then it makes sense to also change the names of the characters, locations and such to better suit a Japanese audience).
Using, printing or publishing these Stories or any part thereof means you accept all the terms in this License Contract.