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Conditions of Use

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Any Non-Human Visitors to a CoolBeat Website or other Internet Service shall be considered agents of the individual(s) who control or author them. These individuals shall ultimately be responsible for the behavior of their Non-Human Visitor agents and are liable for violations of the Conditions of Use.

Electronic Communications

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Copyright

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CoolBeat audiobooks may not be made publicly available for download from the Internet or other computer network without specific revokable written permission from CoolBeat Publishing. Public dissemination on physical media, including, but not limited to, audio tape or compact disk, is also not permitted without specific revokable written permission from CoolBeat Publishing. It does not matter whether the audiobook is being offered free of charge or through a not-for-profit entity! Lack of availability of an audiobook from a CoolBeat Internet source does not constitute a granting of written permission.

Linking, publishing, or otherwise making known to anyone other than the purchaser, even if incidentally or as part of a public record or archive, the URL of a purchased product download page, is strictly forbidden! Violators may be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

CoolBeat audiobooks may not be played publicly without written permission (usually given) from CoolBeat Publishing, and this includes, but is not limited to, individuals, museums, libraries, schools, and broadcasters. Only the person legally downloading a CoolBeat audiobook has the right to copy or play the CoolBeat audiobook; but this person may transfer this right to another person, so long as any copies made of the audiobook not also transferred are destroyed. Without written permission, only a human has the rights to own a CoolBeat audiobook, including an owner, partner, shareholder, or employee of an institution or corporation, but not the institution or corporation itself.

CoolBeat Publishing authorizes the public to use, copy, and publicly play only the CoolBeat designated "Sample Soundbites" available on our audiobook description pages, so long as the sample soundbites are credited as being from their specific CoolBeat audiobooks. All other content is intended only for persons and organizations under the jurisdiction of U.S. copyrite law, unless a specific limited-scope written permission has been otherwise granted by CoolBeat.

Trademarks

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License and Site Access

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Framing:
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Robots and Screen Scraping:
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Special License Restrictions for Non-Human Visitors

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Your License to CoolBeat:
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Product Age Limitations

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