Face Video Database of the MPI for Biological Cybernetics

by Martin Breidt, Douglas W. Cunningham, Christian Wallraven,
Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Department Prof. Heinrich H. Bülthoff

Face Video Database Usage Agreement

between

the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics

located at Spemannstr. 38, D-72076 Tübingen

hereinafter called "MPI"

and the user of the video faces database, hereinafter called "LICENSEE".

 

Whereas the LICENSEE is interested in the use of certain VIDEOS -which is the proprietary interest of MPI- for application in LICENSEE'S research.

Whereas MPI is willing to provide the LICENSEE with certain VIDEOS (as detailed below) for the purposes of research.

The Parties agree as follows:

1. THE VIDEOS

The VIDEOS which are covered by this Agreement covers VIDEOS, hereinafter collectively called VIDEOS, that were recorded by MPI using a synchronized multi-camera system and can be downloaded from the website of MPI. Each video consists of 1-6 video streams depicting the same scene from different viewpoints.

2. GRANT OF RIGHTS

A non-exclusive, nontransferable, royalty-free license is granted to LICENSEE to use the VIDEOS on an appropriate computer system located at LICENSEE's institute to which LICENSEE has authorized access.

MPI will be free, at its sole discretion, to distribute the VIDEOS to others and to use it for its own purposes.

3. COPIES

LICENSEE may make a reasonable number of copies of the VIDEOS for the purposes of backup and maintenance of the VIDEOS. These additional copies will carry the copyright notice and will be controlled by this license, and will be destroyed by LICENSEE upon termination of the license.

4. USE RESTRICTION

Use of the VIDEOS is restricted to scientific work of LICENSEE and collaborators who have agreed to accept the terms of this license. LICENSEE agrees that the VIDEOS will not be used for any other purpose, neither commercial or other use.

If LICENSEE desires to use the VIDEOS for commercial purposes, in particular to sell a product based on the VIDEOS as a result of activities conducted hereunder, LICENSEE has to inform MPI thereof in advance so that LICENSEE and MPI can discuss the possibility of a non-exclusive, non-transferable royalty-bearing license.

5. DISTRIBUTION AND RELEASE LIMITATION

LICENSEE agrees to not distribute, disclose or release the VIDEOS to any person other than laboratory personnel of LICENSEE and shall ensure that no one will be allowed to take or send the VIDEOS to any other location than that mentioned above, unless written permission is first obtained from MPI. Unauthorized transfer, possession, or control of any copy, modification or merged portion of the VIDEOS to or by another party shall automatically terminate this license.

6. PUBLICATIONS

If LICENSEE desires to publish results obtained with the VIDEOS, LICENSEE shall acknowledge the source of the VIDEOS and its use in any publication by an appropriate citation, e.g., "The face video database was provided by the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tuebingen, Germany".

7. WARRANTY

LICENSEE AGREES THAT THE VIDEOS ARE LICENSED "AS IS", WITH ALL FAULTS. THE VIDEOS ARE PROVIDED WITHOUT WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR ANY OTHER WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. MPI MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY THAT THE USE OF THE VIDEOS WILL NOT INFRINGE ANY PATENT OR OTHER PROPRIETARY RIGHT.

8. LIABILITY

In no event shall MPI be liable for any use by LICENSEE of the VIDEOS or any loss, claim, damage or liability, of whatsoever kind or nature, which may rise from or in connection with this Agreement or the use, handling or storage of the VIDEOS. LICENSEE will hold MPI harmless and shall indemnify MPI for any loss from LICENSEE's use, handling, storage or other activity connected with the VIDEOS.

9. LAW

This license shall be construed, interpreted and governed by the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany. Any disputes resulting from the interpretation and implementation of this license shall be settled amicably. No modifications or supplementations of this license shall be effective unless in writing and signed by both parties.

10. TERMS

LICENSEE is allowed to use the VIDEOS during his research. However, MPI is entitled to terminate this license and to request the immediate destruction of the VIDEOS , in case LICENSEE does not comply with his or her obligations under this license.