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CLIP STUDIO PAINT End User License Agreement

Please read this end user license agreement ("this Agreement") carefully before Installing or using the CLIP STUDIO PAINT and the CLIP STUDIO software ("Software"). By clicking the "I agree" button when initially Installing the Software or otherwise Installing or using the Software, it will be considered that you are agreeing to be bound by the terms of this Agreement. If you agree to all of the terms of this Agreement, you may install, use or access the Software. Installing, using or accessing any part of the Software indicates that you agree to the terms of this Agreement.
Installing Clip Studio Paint will concurrently Install Clip Studio and KindleGen (Windows only).

This is a legal agreement between CELSYS,Inc. ("Celsys") and you ("User"), covering User's use of the Software, stipulated in the Article 1. User must read this Agreement before using the Software. For avoidance of doubt, User may be an individual or a single legal entity on behalf of which such individual is duly acting.

The following terms govern User's use of the Software except to the extent a particular program (a) is the subject of a separate written agreement with Celsys or (b) includes a separate "click-on" license agreement as part of the Installation process.

1. Definition

Unless otherwise defined, capitalized terms used throughout the terms have the meanings stated below:

(1) Software

"Software" means CLIP STUDIO PAINT and CLIP STUDIO computer programs including all data, images, related materials, samples and documentation and any updates, bug fixes, or modifications of the current version of the Software provided or made available to User by Celsys.

(2) Documentation

"Documentation" means all Software-related user documentations, manuals, materials and other information provided or made available by Celsys.

(3) Install/Installation

"Install" and "Installation" mean loading the Software (1) onto the temporary memory (i.e., RAM) of a computer, or (2) onto the permanent memory of a computer or media (e.g., hard disk or compact disk).


”CLIP STUDIO" means the tool that Celsys provides with the aim to support creative activities. (For more details please see https://www.clipstudio.net/en)


Except for the licenses expressly granted herein, User is not granted any other rights, title or ownership interests in or to the Software (and any copies thereof). Celsys and/or its respective licensor(s) are and shall remain the owners of all their respective rights, title and interests in and to the Software (and any copies thereof), whether in whole or part, including all intellectual property rights therein and thereto (including without limitation, copyrights, moral rights, trademark, trade dress, patent, trade secret, unfair competition, and any other intellectual and proprietary rights). The Software and its data structure, design, organization and code are the valuable trade secrets and confidential information of Celsys. User acknowledges and agrees to protect the Software's confidentiality and act to enforce User's obligations under this Agreement. User will be granted the license to use this Software as expressly set forth herein only if User obtains the Software in authorized ways and the Software is considered the original one. The Software is licensed to User, not sold.


3.1 For the purpose of protecting the intellectual property of Celsys and/or its respective licensor (s), Celsys has made available a license registration system ("License Registration") when User initially Installs, accesses, and uses the Software. License Registration requires Internet access.

3.2 License Registration requires User's authentic Software serial number and hardware information related to the computer that the Software will be Installed on. The serial number of the Software is issued to User by Celsys and may not be used by any third party. Celsys will not be collecting any of User's personal identifiable information to identify User or monitor User's activity.

3.3 User will not be granted the licenses herein if User does not implement License Registration within a certain period of time after initially starting the Software for the first time.

3.4 User will need to re-implement the License Registration process again if User changes the configuration of User's computer that the Software has been Installed on. This includes software and hardware changes.

3.5 In general, User may implement License Registration on one (1) computer; however, User may implement License Registration on a maximum of two (2) computers provided that User agrees to the terms in Article 4.2 hereof.


Subject to the terms of this Agreement and User's payment of the applicable license fee, Celsys grants to User a limited (except as otherwise expressly set forth herein) and nonexclusive license to use a copy (or copies) of the Software solely for User's own internal use in accordance with the related Documentation and this Agreement.

4.1 Only User (an individual or a specific person duly authorized in the case of a company or an organization) can use the Software on a single computer that User owns, possesses and operates ("Main Computer"). User may designate an assistant worker ("Assistant Worker") and authorize the Assistant Worker to use the Software so long as Assistant Worker agrees to the following.

(1) User Installs the Software only on the Main Computer.
(2) Assistant Worker will not violate the terms of this Agreement, including without limitation, the restrictions stipulated in the Article 5 below.

4.2 User can Install the Software only on the Main Computer; however, User may Install the Software on one additional single computer ("Sub Computer") so long as User agrees to the following.

(1) Only User and Assistant Worker will use the Software.
(2) User and Assistant Worker will use the Software solely on either of the Main Computer and the Sub Computer at the same time.

In no event is User authorized to Install or use the Software on more than two (2) computers in accordance with this Article 4.

4.3 Terms of Monthly Usage Plans
Notwithstanding the preceding paragraph, terms of use of time-limited licenses categorized as monthly usage plans shall be as prescribed in the Terms of Monthly Usage Plans.

4.4 Trial of the Software.
User's use of a trial version of the Software is for a limited time period only and subject to the terms of this Agreement. Features of trial versions of the Software will be limited unless User has been granted a license for a trial version and decides to register for a license for a trial version of the Software that includes all applicable features.

4.5 Materials included with the Software.
"Materials" means content, including without limitation, animations, characters, clothing, materials, meshes, props, textures, and similar files and data that are included with or otherwise used solely with the Software. Subject to the terms of this Agreement and User's payment of the applicable Software license fee, Celsys grants to User a limited (except as otherwise expressly set forth herein) and nonexclusive license (without the right to sublicense (except as expressly set forth herein)) to reproduce, prepare derivative works based upon, distribute, publicly display, and publicly perform content User creates using the Materials solely in conjunction with the Software in accordance with the Documentation and for lawful purposes.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing shall limit Celsys' right to independently create, develop, own, market, distribute, license, sublicense, import, export, sell, or otherwise exploit any content or materials similar to any derivative works based upon the Materials.

User will use any Materials licensed by a third party in accordance with all applicable license terms imposed by the original creator of such Materials.

4.6 Sample data works.
The sample data works that are created with the Software ("Samples") are the intellectual property of Celsys and/or its respective licensor(s). User cannot use the Samples without the specific prior written permission of Celsys and/or its respective licensor(s) and except to the extent expressly permitted by applicable law, including but not limited to by way of copying, modifying, relicensing, sublicensing, translating, renting, leasing, or loaning.


5.1 User may not, and may not permit any third party to, use, copy, modify or derive the Software, or any copy, modification, derivation, or merged portion thereof, in whole or in part via any means or for any purpose whatsoever except as expressly permitted in this Agreement.

5.2 User may not, and may not permit any third party to, modify, adapt, translate, rent, lease, loan, resell for profit, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, attempt to derive the source code of, or create derivative works based upon, the Software or any part thereof (except as and only to the extent any foregoing restriction is prohibited by applicable law and to the extent as may be permitted by the licensing terms governing use of any TPS included with the Software).

5.3 User may not, and may not permit any third party to, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, or otherwise reduce the Software.

5.4 User may not relicense, sublicense, rent, lease, or lend the Software for third party training, commercial time-training or service bureau use.

5.5 User may not, and may not permit any third party to, debug, bypass, circumvent or defeat any security features of, or interfere with the normal functionality and operation of the Software for any reason whatsoever.

5.6 User must protect the Software's confidentiality and act to enforce the obligations under this Agreement.

5.7 User cannot distribute or otherwise make the Software available to any third party via any means whatsoever, public or private, for any purpose, commercial or not, unless explicitly allowed by this Agreement.

5.8 User may not use the Software (e.g., including any Materials) for any unlawful purposes, including without limitation, infringing any third party intellectual property rights or proprietary rights.

5.9 User may not use any Materials of the Software as a trademark, logo, symbol, or character for the design, creation or development of any product or service.

5.10 User may not translate, rent, lease, or loan any Materials of the Software independent from the Software.

Any attempted violation of any of the foregoing is a violation of the rights of Celsys and/or its respective licensor(s). If User breaches any restriction set forth herein, User may be subject to prosecution and damages.


6.1 User may transfer the product (including the right to use the Software) to any third party as long as the transfer is not a violation of Article 5. However, a User that has carried out an upgrade of the Software may not transfer the pre-upgrade product to any third party. Additionally, in the event that User has entered into a contract for a monthly usage plan, User may not transfer the product.

6.2 User, as the transferor of the product, must fully delete the product from all computers in which the product is installed, before the transfer.

6.3 The transferee of the product shall inherit the ownership of the product and all rights and obligations related to this Agreement. Celsys gives permission to the transferee of the product to use the product based on the consent in this Agreement.

6.4 Transfer of the product shall be carried out in accordance with this Agreement and with the responsibility shared between all of the parties to this Agreement. Celsys will not be involved at all and bears no liability.


7.1 User assumes full responsibility for their selection of the Software to achieve their intended results and for the Installation, use, and results User obtains from the Software. Celsys has no obligations to provide support, maintenance, upgrades modifications or new releases under this Agreement.

7.2 Celsys warrants that any media on which the Software may be provided will be free from defects under normal use. User's exclusive remedy and Celsys' entire liability under this limited warranty will be for Celsys, at its option, to replace the Software media or refund the purchase price of such Software media. This limited warranty is offered solely by Celsys and does not apply to any third party product, software, content or service offerings.

7.3 In no event will Celsys' liability, under or in connection with this Agreement, exceed the amount paid by User for the Software, if any. This limitation will not apply in the event of a fundamental or material breach or a breach of the fundamental or material terms of the agreement by Celsys.

7.4 Celsys does not warrant additional information, software, and service, which will be provided to User through the Internet, in terms of their correctness, accuracy, reliability, or otherwise. Celsys will terminate such provision without a notice to User.

7.5 The above warranties are exclusive and in lieu of all other warranties, express or implied, and Celsys expressly disclaims all other warranties, including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability, satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. To the extent not prohibited by applicable law, the Software, Documentation, and Materials are licensed to User "as is" with all faults, without warranty, condition or representation, express or implied, of any kind, including without limitation, merchantability, performance, security, satisfactory quality, non-infringement of third party rights, or fitness for a particular purpose. User acknowledges that the Software may not (i) satisfy all User's requirements, (ii) be free from defects, or (iii) operate without interruption or errors. In addition, due to continual development of new techniques for intruding upon and attacking networks, Celsys does not warrant that the Software will be free of vulnerability to intrusion or attack. The foregoing limited warranty is neither a service nor a support contract. No oral or written information or advice given by Celsys and their respective employees, distributors, dealers, representatives or agents shall increase the scope of the above warranties or create any new warranties. User may have additional warranty rights under law which may not be waived or disclaimed. Celsys does not seek to limit User's warranty rights to any extent not permitted by law.

This Section 7 shall survive any termination of this Agreement, howsoever caused, but this will not imply or create any continued right to use the Software after termination/expiration of this Agreement.


Celsys may terminate this Agreement at any time upon User's breach any of the provisions hereof or default on payment of the Software. Upon suspension or termination, User must immediately cease all use of the Software and delete the Software from all computers on which User Installed the Software.


User will indemnify and hold harmless, and at Celsys' request, defend Celsys and their respective affiliates, successors and assigns from and against any and all claims, losses, liabilities, damages, settlements, expenses and costs (including, without limitation, attorneys' fees and court and other related costs) which arise out of or relate to any third party claim or threat thereof regarding or in connection with User's use of the Software, Documentation or Materials is unlawful or not otherwise permitted by this Agreement. Notwithstanding any other provision herein to the contrary, Celsys reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification hereunder.


10.1 When Clip Studio Paint is installed, Clip Studio is also installed, and this Agreement is applied.
License registration is done via internet. To run license authentication, an internet connection is required.

10.2 CLIP STUDIO coordinates with the CLIP Studio site as an online service with the aim to support creative activities. In order to use Clip Studio, login with your Clip Studio ACCOUNT and password.

11."Remove tones", "Colorize", and "Pose Scanner" features

11.1. When you use the "Remove tones", "Colorize", or "Pose Scanner" features of this product, the software will connect to the Internet without additional notification to carry out the functions. The data ("User data") is uploaded to a server managed by Celsys and processed. During this process, information about the user held by Celsys will not be sent or received, and Celsys does not process the User data by adding personal information. The uploaded User data and the resulting data will not be released to any third parties. Celsys temporarily retains the User data and resulting data until the function's process is complete. After the process is complete, such data is completely deleted from the server, and Celsys does not retain any such data.

11.2. Celsys shall not possess the intellectual rights to either the aforementioned temporarily saved User data or the resulting data.


12.1 The Software may connect the User's computer to the internet and access a website or communicate with a server administered by Celsys in order to check the license, supply additional information, functions or services, or check for updates without providing additional notification to the User.

12.2 In cases where the User accesses and uses a website or web service administered by Celsys using Software, the user shall comply with the Terms and Conditions of each website or service.

12.3 The Software and the websites and web services accessed through the software use cookies to make its services more convenient for customers and to obtain information that helps us to continuously improve them. We do not collect information using cookies other than required cookies without explicit consent from residents of the European Economic Area. User can opt-out from cookies, as stated in the Cookie Policy. User can also disable cookies using browser settings, but this may disable some features. For details on browser settings related to cookies, please see the software help page or contact the browser administrator. Cookies are pieces of data that this service sends to your browser. This data is recorded on your computer or mobile device. Cookies do not record personal information such as user’s name, address, or telephone number. There is no risk of an adverse effect to your device. We use the following categories of cookies on our website. For more details, please see our Cookie Policy (https://www.clipstudio.net/en/about_cookies).

Required Cookies
These cookies are needed to provide basic functions for you to use the website or service.

Performance Cookies
These cookies use tracking to analyze your use of this website in order to improve the website and analyze ad performance.

Ad Selection Cookies
These cookies are used to show appropriate ads to you based on tracking information from Celsys and relevant companies, including Google and social media sites such as Facebook. If this is turned off, random Clip Studio Paint ads will be shown.


Portions of the Software may include third party software and other copyrighted material (collectively, "TPS"). Acknowledgements, licensing terms, restrictions and disclaimers of such TPS are contained in the "About Box" of the Software, and User's use of such TPS is governed by such respective terms and not this Agreement. Any terms of this Agreement that differs from the terms of any TPS are offered by Celsys alone, and not by any other licensor.


All logos, trademarks and company and product names mentioned in the Software, the Documentation, the Materials or other documentation and materials are used for identification purposes only and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Registered and unregistered trademarks used herein are the exclusive property of their respective owners. For purposes of the laws of many jurisdiction regarding unregistered trademarks (e.g., a pending trademark application), the right in and to a trademark in the jurisdiction may not be exclusive until it is validly registered. User may not (or allow any others to) remove, modify, alter, cover or deface any trademark, trade names, product names, logo, copyright or other proprietary notices, legends, symbols or labels in the Software, the Documentation, the Materials and all related documentation and materials (in any form). This Agreement does not authorize User to use Celsys' and/or its respective licensor(s)' names or respective trademarks.


Export of this Software and Documentation is governed by the applicable laws and regulations of export and/or import of certain countries. User will comply with all such laws and regulations.


16.1 This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of Japan. This Agreement will not be governed by the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sales of Goods, the application of which is expressly excluded. User's use of the Software may be subject to other country, state, provincial, national, or international laws. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision, or portion thereof, to be unenforceable, the remainder of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the use of the Software and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous understandings regarding such subject matter. No amendment to or modification of this Agreement will be binding unless in writing and duly signed by Celsys, as applicable.

16.2 All disputes, controversies or differences which may arise between the parties hereto, out of or in relation to or in connection with this Agreement shall be finally settled by arbitration in Tokyo, in accordance with the Commercial Arbitration Rules of The Japan Commercial Arbitration Association.

Special Provisions Concerning the Volume License Version

1. In cases where Software is a volume license version (irrespective of the name), User who possesses Software or who manages serial numbers for Software (“Administrator”) may use Software by purchasing the product using the purchase application form prescribed by CELSYS and agreeing to this license agreement. However, in cases where an Administrator purchases additional licenses for Software using the purchase application form, this agreement shall apply to all Software for which licenses were purchased after the date of this agreement, including previously purchased Software.

2. The Administrator may install Software onto their own computer or computers they manage, and may use Software themselves or allow use by users who wish to use Software ( “Other Users”) within the range of the number of purchased licenses. However, in such cases, it is assumed that the Administrator shall ensure that Other Users abide by this agreement. In cases where Other Users violate the terms of this agreement, it shall be considered that the Administrator has violated the agreement themselves, and the Administrator shall be liable for damage compensation to CELSYS for any damages caused by the Other Users.

3. The Administrator may disclose and provide the serial number to Other Users within the scope permitted by this Agreement.

4. Section 3.5, Section 4.1 and 4.2, Section 5.7, Section 6 and Section 7.2 do not apply to this product.

5. CELSYS may cancel this contract if any of the items above apply to the Administrator.
(1) Violation of this Agreement.
(2) Violation of the articles prescribed in the purchase application.
(3) False information provided in the purchase application.
(4) Failure to pay the purchase cost.

6. This product cannot be resold.
If User have questions concerning this Agreement or need to contact Customer Service, please contact the following addresses:

Customer Service (returns, warranty): email tech@celsys.co.jp

Legal (EULA questions, illegal activity reporting): email tech@celsys.co.jp

Pacific Marks Shinjuku,
4-15-7 Nishi-shinjuku,
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0023

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