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Cubism SDK Release License


What is SDK Release License (Publication License Agreement)?

We understand that our users need to test our Live2D SDK products (Live2D Cubism SDK or  Live2D Euclid SDK ) to judge whether or not the SDKs would fit their contents. Therefore, Live2D SDK products are available for download at no initial cost upon agreeing to Live2D Proprietary Software Software License Agreement and Live2D Open Software Software License Agreement In return, Publishers are required to obtain a license (Publication License Agreement) and pay applicable fees when releasing a content (game, app, etc) using our Live2D SDK products.
This license is not applicable for any work having significant expandability (the Expandable Application), such as avatars.

License plan is determined by the revenue model of your content (individual title).

What is a Expandable Application?

“Expandable Application” means any work having significant expandability, which is made with Live2D SDK.
In particular, it includes the Derivative Work which uses and generates any indefinite numbers of models by adding or combining files or data (e.g. avatar), or, the Derivative Work containing multiple or other works in one title, or accessible to such works through one title (e.g. collection of relevant works or portal). 
In order to release the Expandable Applications, “Live2D Publication License Agreement for the Expandable Application”, which is different from usual Publication License Agreement , shall be separately executed between the customer and Live2D Inc.

* For Expandable Application, even if you are a “General Users” and “Small-Scale Enterprises”, you will need the special agreement.

About Expandable Application

Running Royalty PlanRunning Royalty Plan

Running Royalty Plan

This plan applies when your content (individual title) contains any in-app purchase or subscription element.

Fees below are after applying the special discount for displaying Live2D logo in your app & listing your app in our Showcase page.

Licensee Types

License fees are determined by the revenue size of Licensee, “Large Entity”, “Medium Entity”, “Small-Scale Enterprise”, and “General User”.

Large Entity Medium Entity
(Revenue<JPY100M)
Small-Scale Enterprise
(Revenue<JPY10M)
General User
(Revenue<JPY10M)
Initial fee (per Publish Region) ¥300,000 ¥50,000 free free
Monthly fee (per Platform) ¥100,000 ¥20,000 free free

Publish Region

License is needed for each of the following 6 Publish Regions: ’Japan’, ‘China&Taiwan’, ‘Asia(excl Japan, China & Taiwan)’, ‘North America’, ‘Europe’, and ‘All the rest’.

  • Japan
  • China / Taiwan
  • Asia
    (Excluding Japan, China and Taiwan)
  • North America
  • Europe
  • Other

Platform

Platforms are ‘iOS’, ’Android’, and ‘Web’.

  • iOS
  • Android
  • Web

Initial fees and Monthly fees are required for each Publish Region.

  • Total initial payment
    = Initial fee (Large Entity: JPY 300,000
    Medium Entity: JPY 50,000
    ) X Number of Publish Region(s)
  • Total monthly payment
    = Monthly fee (Large Entity: JPY 100,000
    Medium Entity: JPY 20,000
    ) X Number of Platform(s) x Number of Publish Region(s)
  • * Initial fee and royalty for the first month are mandatory in any case.
  • * License is needed for each Publisher even when multiple Publishers Publish the same title in a same Publish Region. (Some exception may be applied for direct affiliates)
  • * License Fee for Medium Entity described above shall be applied for companies or corporations whose annual sales for the most recent fiscal year is less than 100 million yen.
    Such Licensee must notify Live2D Inc. if its fiscal sales exceeds 100 million yen during a fiscal year until the end of the month after next.
    Such Licensee must notify Live2D Inc. if its fiscal sales exceeds 100 million yen during a fiscal year until the end of the month after next.

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One-time PlanOne-time Plan

One-time Plan

This plan applies when your content (individual title) is sold as an upfront-purchase or completely free without any in-app purchase or subscription element.

Fees below are after applying the special discount for displaying Live2D logo in your app & listing your app in our Showcase page.

Licensee Types

License fees are determined by the revenue size of Licensee, “Large Entity”, “Medium Entity”, “Small-Scale Enterprise”, and “General User”.

Large Entity Medium Entity
(Revenue<JPY100M)
Small-Scale Enterprise
(Revenue<JPY10M)
General User
(Revenue<JPY10M)
One-time fee (per Platform) ¥600,000 ¥100,000 free free

Publish Region

License is needed for each of the following 6 Publish Regions: ’Japan’, ‘China&Taiwan’, ‘Asia(excl Japan, China & Taiwan)’, ‘North America’, ‘Europe’, and ‘All the rest’.

  • Japan
  • China / Taiwan
  • Asia
    (Excluding Japan, China and Taiwan)
  • North America
  • Europe
  • Other

Platform

Platforms are ‘iOS’, ’Android’, and ‘Web’.

  • iOS
  • Android
  • Web

One-time fee is required for each Publish Region.

  • Lump sum total payment
    = Lump sum (Large-scale business: 600,000 yen
    Medium-sized business: 100,000 yen
    ) X number of platforms x number of Publish Region
  • * License is needed for each Publisher even when multiple Publishers Publish the same title in a same Publish Region. (Some exception may be applied for direct affiliates)
  • * License Fee for Medium Entity described above shall be applied for companies or corporations whose annual sales for the most recent fiscal year is less than 100 million yen.
    Such Licensee must notify Live2D Inc. if its fiscal sales exceeds 100 million yen during a fiscal year until the end of the month after next.
    Such Licensee must notify Live2D Inc. if its fiscal sales exceeds 100 million yen during a fiscal year until the end of the month after next.

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Others (when your content is none of the above)

Please inquire us for details about platforms not stated here, e.g. game consoles, casino machines, embedded applications,  events, etc.

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Expandable Application

The contract for Expandable Application requires a separate contract from the normal SDK Release License.

* For Expandable Application, even if you are a “General Users” and “Small-Scale Enterprises”, you will need the special agreement.

Expandable Application If you would like to release license agreement of thank you to the applicant in form from the following link. After confirmation, we will contact you again.

Inquire/Apply for Expandable Application

​ ​List of approved the Expandable Applications