UPDATED August 16, 2010
After a lot of thought, I have decided to open the majority of my smiley, emoticon, and pixel-font work for Commercial use. They are being licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.
This page is to outline my requirements for use of my graphics. Allowing commercial use without payment is a big thing and I hope that users will be fair and honor my small requests in return for the use.
• I must be credited somewhere in the project. If it is a website and there is a credits page, I request that my name and moniker be used. Example: Smileys by Michelle Lehmann (a/k/a Mirz123).
• With the credit, there should be a link-back to this site. It may be a small text link and does not have to be clickable. However, it should point to the main page of http://www.scriptmonkeys.us.
• You may not modify the smileys or build upon them. If you need something special, please contact me. I do commission work. However, for the right project I might be willing to do some freebies.
• If you have a commercial website, blog, etc., you may use the images and/or fonts without payment.
• You may not sell the images on their own or as part of a pack. In short, you may not profit from the direct sale or distribution of this font. As example, and to make this more clear, you cannot add the smileys/emotes to a CD of smileys you are selling. However, if you are developing a forum system which you intend to sell, you may include the smileys in that project. If you have ANY questions about this provision, email me and I will be happy to clarify. If you are interested in distributing the individual graphics or fonts on their own, a different license is required and available. Please contact me to discuss terms.
• For commercial products and/or websites, you must contact me and let me know you are using my fonts and/or graphics. This is not for restrictive purposes, but the fact that I like to know when my work is being used for profit. It’s also a general courtesy. In addition, I must be provided with a copy of the final product (or link to a website/blog/etc.) so I can include same in my portfolio.
As an open-source developer and user myself, I understand and appreciate the value of good, free-use, resources. I know that offering this license may open my work up to abuse. But, honestly, if people are devious enough to not live up to the TOS, they would have most likely violated the terms even if I hadn’t changed the license. This change is for all of the good, fair, and honest people out there who want and need quality resources for their projects.
Of course, if you ever need custom graphics done, I hope you’ll keep me in mind.
Legal Stuff: These terms of service may be changed from time to time, without notice. I reserve the right to revoke this license at any time.