About Uni-Virtual License
A base of Uni-Virtual Licensing Initiative is a Creative Commons license. The Uni-Virtual license was inspired by the Creative Commons license and wascreated for "use in virtual space."
Uni-Virtual license is a new copyright rule for avatar living area in virtual space. In Japan, copyright is created simultaneously with the creation of a work. Copyright is a right that was created to prevent the creator from losing creativity by suffering disadvantages, such as imitation of the work. For this reason, others are not allowed to use without permission works to have the copyright. Due to the nature of the avatar culture in a virtual space, it is often found that customized 3D models sold or distributed are used to create secondary creations and used as avatars. In this case, the secondary creation is intended to demonstrate the customer's own personality through the avatar, and is not intended to violate the copyright of the author in most cases. Creators who present 3D models to the avatar culture in virtual space may not want to insist on copyright to their customers. Rather, many people feel delight to play with their work and to customize or use it as an avatar. The Uni-Virtual Licensing Review Board decided to create a tool that allows both creators and customers to publish, modify, and use their avatars with peace of mind, premising on existence of a copyright. That is the Uni-Virtual license.
Uni-Virtual license terms and copyrights of various icons are held by the Uni-Virtual License Review Committee. This is intended to prevent creators and customers who use the Uni-Virtual license from having disadvantages such as confusion caused by malicious third parties. The Uni-Virtual Licensing Review Committee does not receive copyright fees from creators and customers.
The Uni-Virtual Licensing Review Committee is a non-profit organization that is independent of certain events and legal entities. It is a team of volunteer avatar creators for the development of virtual space and avatar culture. The creator is a moving castle named Fio. Focusing on Fio, a moving castle, we have created a template for the rules centering on FIO, we have created a template for the rules with the advices from avatar creators and confirmation of a lawyer office. Administrative procedures are supported by HIKKY Co., Ltd.