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.The verb license or grant license means to give permission.^ This is not an immediate practical problem, since the license says it gives permission to make such a link.
  • Licenses - Free Software Foundation 26 January 2010 5:12 UTC www.fsf.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ We protect your rights with two steps: (1) copyright the software, and (2) offer you this license which gives you legal permission to copy, distribute and/or modify the software.
  • NetBeans IDE Dual License Header and License Notice 26 January 2010 5:12 UTC netbeans.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This License Agreement does not grant permission to use CNRI trademarks or trade name in a trademark sense to endorse or promote products or services of Licensee, or any third party.
  • History and License — Python v2.6.4 documentation 26 January 2010 5:12 UTC docs.python.org [Source type: Reference]

.The noun license (licence in British, Canadian and Indian spelling) refers to that permission as well as to the document memorializing that permission.^ Expat License This is a simple, permissive non-copyleft free software license, compatible with the GNU GPL. It is sometimes ambiguously referred to as the MIT License .
  • Licenses - Free Software Foundation 26 January 2010 5:12 UTC www.fsf.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If the work during execution displays copyright notices, you must include the copyright notice for the Library among them, as well as a reference directing the user to the copy of this License.
  • Quaqua Look and Feel · License 26 January 2010 5:12 UTC www.randelshofer.ch [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Objective Caml's License 26 January 2010 5:12 UTC caml.inria.fr [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Practically speaking, though, if a work is in the public domain, it might as well have an all-permissive non-copyleft free software license.
  • Licenses - Free Software Foundation 26 January 2010 5:12 UTC www.fsf.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.License may be granted by a party ("licensor") to another party ("licensee") as an element of an agreement between those parties.^ This License Agreement applies to any software library which contains a notice placed by the copyright holder or other authorized party saying it may be distributed under the terms of this Library General Public License (also called "this License").
  • Objective Caml's License 26 January 2010 5:12 UTC caml.inria.fr [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ (K) ASSIGNABILITY You may not assign or transfer to anyone else the rights granted to you in this License Agreement, without our prior written consent.
  • Royalty Free Award Winning Music - Contact 26 January 2010 5:12 UTC www.royaltyfreemusic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This LICENSE AGREEMENT is between the Python Software Foundation (“PSF”), and the Individual or Organization (“Licensee”) accessing and otherwise using Python 2.6.4 software in source or binary form and its associated documentation.
  • History and License — Python v2.6.4 documentation 26 January 2010 5:12 UTC docs.python.org [Source type: Reference]

.A shorthand definition of a license is "an authorization (by the licensor) to use the licensed material (by the licensee)."^ If the Program specifies that a proxy can decide which future versions of the GNU General Public License can be used, that proxy's public statement of acceptance of a version permanently authorizes you to choose that version for the Program.
  • The GNU General Public License - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation (FSF) 26 January 2010 5:12 UTC www.gnu.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This LICENSE AGREEMENT is between the Python Software Foundation (“PSF”), and the Individual or Organization (“Licensee”) accessing and otherwise using Python 2.6.4 software in source or binary form and its associated documentation.
  • History and License — Python v2.6.4 documentation 26 January 2010 5:12 UTC docs.python.org [Source type: Reference]

^ Licensee may make copies on any media necessary for distribution, exhibition and exploitation solely as it pertains to use of the Track in Licensee's production within the Licensed Territory.
  • AudioSparx.com License Information 26 January 2010 5:12 UTC www.audiosparx.com [Source type: General]

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Intellectual property

.A licensor may grant license under intellectual property laws to authorize a use (such as copying software or using a (patented) invention) to a licensee, sparing the licensee from a claim of infringement brought by the licensor.^ Alternatively, this software may be used under the terms of the Modified BSD License.
  • Quaqua Look and Feel · License 26 January 2010 5:12 UTC www.randelshofer.ch [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "Derivative Works" as used in this License is defined under U.S. copyright law.
  • OPC Foundation - License Agreement 26 January 2010 5:12 UTC www.opcfoundation.org [Source type: Reference]

^ The license also unfortunately uses the term “ intellectual property ”.
  • Licenses - Free Software Foundation 26 January 2010 5:12 UTC www.fsf.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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.A license under intellectual property commonly has several component parts beyond the grant itself, including a term, territory, renewal provisions, and other limitations deemed vital to the licensor.^ The license also unfortunately uses the term “ intellectual property ”.
  • Licenses - Free Software Foundation 26 January 2010 5:12 UTC www.fsf.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You expressly acknowledge and agree that although Licensor and each Contributor grants the licenses to their respective portions of the Licensed Software set forth herein, no assurances are provided by Licensor or any Contributor that the Licensed Software does not infringe the patent or other intellectual property rights of any other entity.
  • OPC Foundation - License Agreement 26 January 2010 5:12 UTC www.opcfoundation.org [Source type: Reference]

^ Subject to the terms and conditions of this License, Licensor hereby grants You a world-wide, royalty-free, non- exclusive license, subject to Licensor's intellectual property rights, and any third party intellectual property claims derived from the Licensed Software under this License, to do the following: 3.1 Use, reproduce, modify, display, and perform Licensed Software and Your Extensions in both Source Code form or as an executable program.
  • OPC Foundation - License Agreement 26 January 2010 5:12 UTC www.opcfoundation.org [Source type: Reference]

.Term: many licenses are valid for a particular length of time.^ Once Licensed Product has been published under a particular version of the License, you may always continue to use it under the terms of that version, provided that any such license be in full force and effect at the time, and has not been revoked or otherwise terminated.
  • BitTorrent Open Source License | BitTorrent 26 January 2010 5:12 UTC www.bittorrent.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Many times, the state is updating their database to show which licensees are currently licensed and which licensees have expired licenses.

^ CDL and has been valid for any amount of time, and The driver license that you exchange must show the date that your driver license was issued .
  • NYS DMV - Driver License, Learner Permit and Non-Driver Photo ID Card 26 January 2010 5:12 UTC www.nysdmv.com [Source type: General]

.This protects the licensor should the value of the license increase, or market conditions change.^ SCO is obligated to protect this source code, both to preserve its value to SCO and its shareholders, as well as to prevent devaluation of the source code that it has licensed (at considerable expense) to many customers.
  • The SCO Group, Inc. | Scosource | SCOsource 26 January 2010 5:12 UTC www.sco.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You may not modify or delete any pre-existing copyright notices, change notices or License text in the Licensed Software without written permission of the respective Licensor or Contributor.
  • OPC Foundation - License Agreement 26 January 2010 5:12 UTC www.opcfoundation.org [Source type: Reference]

^ IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH ALL THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS LICENSE DO NOT USE, MODIFY, CREATE DERIVATIVES, OR DISTRIBUTE THE SOFTWARE. IF IT IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR YOU TO COMPLY WITH ALL THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS LICENSE THEN YOU CAN NOT USE, MODIFY, CREATE DERIVATIVES, OR DISTRIBUTE THE SOFTWARE. 3.0 Grant of License From Licensor.
  • OPC Foundation - License Agreement 26 January 2010 5:12 UTC www.opcfoundation.org [Source type: Reference]

.It also preserves enforceability by ensuring that no license extends beyond the term of IP ownership.^ Doesnt the SCO IP License violate the terms of the GPL? No.
  • The SCO Group, Inc. | Scosource | SCOsource 26 January 2010 5:12 UTC www.sco.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ No one other than Licensor has the right to modify the terms applicable to Licensed Product created under this License.
  • BitTorrent Open Source License | BitTorrent 26 January 2010 5:12 UTC www.bittorrent.com [Source type: Reference]

^ No one other than Licensor has the right to modify the terms applicable to Licensed Software created under this License.
  • OPC Foundation - License Agreement 26 January 2010 5:12 UTC www.opcfoundation.org [Source type: Reference]

.Territory: a license may stipulate what territory the rights pertain to.^ (K) ASSIGNABILITY You may not assign or transfer to anyone else the rights granted to you in this License Agreement, without our prior written consent.
  • Royalty Free Award Winning Music - Contact 26 January 2010 5:12 UTC www.royaltyfreemusic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Licensee may make copies on any media necessary for distribution, exhibition and exploitation solely as it pertains to use of the Track in Licensee's production within the Licensed Territory.
  • AudioSparx.com License Information 26 January 2010 5:12 UTC www.audiosparx.com [Source type: General]

^ Licensee may make copies on any media necessary for distribution, exhibition and exploitation solely as it pertains to the use of the Track in a television commercial or promotional announcement in the Licensed Territory.
  • AudioSparx.com License Information 26 January 2010 5:12 UTC www.audiosparx.com [Source type: General]

.For example, a license with a territory limited to "North America" (United States/Canada) would not permit a licensee any protection from actions for use in Japan.^ But this License is not limited to software manuals; it can be used for any textual work, regardless of subject matter or whether it is published as a printed book.
  • GNU Free Documentation License - Free Software Foundation 26 January 2010 5:12 UTC www.fsf.org [Source type: Reference]

^ This LICENSE AGREEMENT is between the Python Software Foundation (“PSF”), and the Individual or Organization (“Licensee”) accessing and otherwise using Python 2.6.4 software in source or binary form and its associated documentation.
  • History and License — Python v2.6.4 documentation 26 January 2010 5:12 UTC docs.python.org [Source type: Reference]

^ Does Novell have a UNIX license from SCO? Novell received a limited license back from SCO for its internal use and for non-competitive products.
  • The SCO Group, Inc. | Scosource | SCOsource 26 January 2010 5:12 UTC www.sco.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Mass licensing of software

.Mass distributed software is used by individuals on personal computers under license from the developer of that software.^ Common Development and Distribution License (CDDL), version 1.0 This is a free software license.
  • Licenses - Free Software Foundation 26 January 2010 5:12 UTC www.fsf.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Distribution (as in DVD distribution) and/or Internet use is also permitted if either of these options are selected for this license.
  • AudioSparx.com License Information 26 January 2010 5:12 UTC www.audiosparx.com [Source type: General]

^ This License Agreement applies to any software library which contains a notice placed by the copyright holder or other authorized party saying it may be distributed under the terms of this Library General Public License (also called "this License").
  • Objective Caml's License 26 January 2010 5:12 UTC caml.inria.fr [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Such license is typically included in a more extensive end-user license agreement (EULA) entered into upon the installation of that software on a computer.^ For example, Distributor shall not: (A) modify the Adobe AIR self extracting installer or installer files or Runtime Components; (B) alter the manner in which the complete Adobe AIR software product installs, including, but not limited to, the default runtime installation locations or installer file locations on disk; or (C) remove, disable or bypass the end-user license agreement presentation and acceptance process , except as permitted to certain Distributors under Section 2.4 (c) above.
  • AIR Runtime Distribution Agreement 26 January 2010 5:12 UTC www.adobe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Distributor shall not modify, adapt, translate or create derivative works based upon the Software in any way, including without limitation, removal of the installer program, electronic end user license agreement, "About" screen, or any copyright or other proprietary notice that appears in the Software.
  • AIR Runtime Distribution Agreement 26 January 2010 5:12 UTC www.adobe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This LICENSE AGREEMENT is between the Python Software Foundation (“PSF”), and the Individual or Organization (“Licensee”) accessing and otherwise using Python 2.6.4 software in source or binary form and its associated documentation.
  • History and License — Python v2.6.4 documentation 26 January 2010 5:12 UTC docs.python.org [Source type: Reference]

.Under a typical end-user license agreement, the user may install the software on a limited number of computers.^ But this License is not limited to software manuals; it can be used for any textual work, regardless of subject matter or whether it is published as a printed book.
  • GNU Free Documentation License - Free Software Foundation 26 January 2010 5:12 UTC www.fsf.org [Source type: Reference]

^ This License Agreement applies to any software library which contains a notice placed by the copyright holder or other authorized party saying it may be distributed under the terms of this Library General Public License (also called "this License").
  • Objective Caml's License 26 January 2010 5:12 UTC caml.inria.fr [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ GP will always post its most recent Privacy Statement and End User License Agreement on GP's web site that can be accessed at http://www.gainpublishing.com/help/psdocs/kmd/60/privacy-help.html.
  • Claria License - November 2004 26 January 2010 5:12 UTC www.benedelman.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The enforceability of end-user license agreements is sometimes questioned.^ Changes to our Privacy Statement and End User License Agreement If these Terms and Conditions change in the future, we will not, collect, use, or store any personally identifiable information without first obtaining permission.
  • Claria License - November 2004 26 January 2010 5:12 UTC www.benedelman.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ (I) Enforceability: If any provision of this License Agreement is held to be not enforceable, such provision shall be revised only to the extent to make it enforceable, consistent with the parties' intent.
  • Royalty Free Award Winning Music - Contact 26 January 2010 5:12 UTC www.royaltyfreemusic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ SCO created the SCO IP license to cure the infringement for the Linux end user.
  • The SCO Group, Inc. | Scosource | SCOsource 26 January 2010 5:12 UTC www.sco.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Trademark and brand licensing

.A licensor may grant permission to a licensee to distribute products under a trademark.^ Such permission will be granted at the sole discretion of the Licensor.
  • OPC Foundation - License Agreement 26 January 2010 5:12 UTC www.opcfoundation.org [Source type: Reference]

^ No one other than Licensor has the right to modify the terms applicable to Licensed Product created under this License.
  • BitTorrent Open Source License | BitTorrent 26 January 2010 5:12 UTC www.bittorrent.com [Source type: Reference]

^ You may not copy, modify, sublicense, or distribute the Document except as expressly provided under this License.
  • GNU Free Documentation License - Free Software Foundation 26 January 2010 5:12 UTC www.fsf.org [Source type: Reference]

.With such a license, the licensee may use the trademark without fear of a claim of trademark infringement by the licensor.^ In so naming Your license, You may not use any trademark of Licensor or of any Contributor.
  • OPC Foundation - License Agreement 26 January 2010 5:12 UTC www.opcfoundation.org [Source type: Reference]

^ Products developed using this specification may claim compliance or conformance with this specification if and only if the software satisfactorily meets the certification requirements set by the OPC Foundation.
  • OPC Foundation - License Agreement 26 January 2010 5:12 UTC www.opcfoundation.org [Source type: Reference]

^ Nothing in this License shall be construed as excluding or limiting any implied license or other defenses to infringement that may otherwise be available to you under applicable patent law.
  • The GNU General Public License - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation (FSF) 26 January 2010 5:12 UTC www.gnu.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Scalien - License 26 January 2010 5:12 UTC scalien.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Artwork and character licensing

.A licensor may grant a permission to a licensee to copy and distribute copyrighted works such as "art" (e.g., Thomas Kincaid's painting "Dawn in Los Gatos") and characters (e.g., Mickey Mouse).^ Such permission will be granted at the sole discretion of the Licensor.
  • OPC Foundation - License Agreement 26 January 2010 5:12 UTC www.opcfoundation.org [Source type: Reference]

^ When you convey a copy of a covered work, you may at your option remove any additional permissions from that copy, or from any part of it.
  • The GNU General Public License - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation (FSF) 26 January 2010 5:12 UTC www.gnu.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Scalien - License 26 January 2010 5:12 UTC scalien.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ OPC Foundation Corporate Members may also sublicense and distribute Extensions Deployed by such Contributor or portions thereof,in Source Code form.
  • OPC Foundation - License Agreement 26 January 2010 5:12 UTC www.opcfoundation.org [Source type: Reference]

.With such license, a licensee need not fear a claim of copyright infringement brought by the copyright owner.^ In the following three paragraphs, a "patent license" is any express agreement or commitment, however denominated, not to enforce a patent (such as an express permission to practice a patent or covenant not to sue for patent infringement).
  • Scalien - License 26 January 2010 5:12 UTC scalien.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Licensor and each Contributor disclaim any liability to You for claims brought by any other entity based on infringement of intellectual property rights or otherwise.
  • OPC Foundation - License Agreement 26 January 2010 5:12 UTC www.opcfoundation.org [Source type: Reference]

^ This licensing option provides a master use license and a synchronization license only, and optionally a videogram license if Licensee selects such option during the license configuration process.
  • AudioSparx.com License Information 26 January 2010 5:12 UTC www.audiosparx.com [Source type: General]

Artistic license is, however, not related to the aforementioned license. It is a euphemism that denotes approaches in art works where dramatic effect is achieved at the expense of factual accuracy.

Academy

A book published in the U.S. and its licensed Chinese reprint (for sale in Mainland China only)
National examples of the License are listed at Licentiate
A license is an academic degree. Originally, in order to teach at a university, one needed this degree which, according to its title, gave the bearer a license to teach. The name survived despite the fact that nowadays doctorate is typically needed in order to teach at a university. .A person who holds a license is called a licentiate.^ As used in this License: 2.2 "Contributor" means any person or entity who created or contributed to the creation of an Extension.
  • OPC Foundation - License Agreement 26 January 2010 5:12 UTC www.opcfoundation.org [Source type: Reference]

^ A person of any age who does not have a driver license can apply to the DMV for a non-driver photo ID card.
  • NYS DMV - Driver License, Learner Permit and Non-Driver Photo ID Card 26 January 2010 5:12 UTC www.nysdmv.com [Source type: General]

^ The CAFC sided with the copyright holder – holding that "Copyright holders who engage in open source licensing have the right to control the modification and distribution of copyrighted material."
  • Patent Law Blog (Patently-O): License 26 January 2010 5:12 UTC www.patentlyo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

In Sweden and some European universities it is approximately equivalent to an MPhil or MRes. .In those countries, a license is a middle-level degree between a master's degree and a doctorate, taken by doctoral candidates, and is a popular choice in those countries where a "true" PhD would take five or more years to achieve.^ Doctor, 3-year limited license .
  • NYS Professions - Online Verifications 26 January 2010 5:12 UTC www.op.nysed.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ However, should any arise, SCO would take all efforts necessary by removing the offending products or obtain the appropriate IP licenses.
  • The SCO Group, Inc. | Scosource | SCOsource 26 January 2010 5:12 UTC www.sco.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The date that you renew your driver license cannot be more than one year before the expiration date, or no more than two years after the expiration date.
  • NYS DMV - Driver License, Learner Permit and Non-Driver Photo ID Card 26 January 2010 5:12 UTC www.nysdmv.com [Source type: General]

In other countries, i.e. Poland or France, a license is achieved before the master's degree (it takes 3 years of studies to become licentiate and 2 additional years to become Master). In Switzerland, a licence is a 4-year degree then there is a DEA degree which is equivalent to the Master's degree. In Portugal, before the Bologna process, students would become licentiates after 5 years of studies (4 years in particular cases like Marketing, Management, etc; and 6 years for Medicine). However, since the adoption of the Bologna Process engineering degrees in Portugal were changed from a 5 year licence to a 3 year licence followed by 2 years for the MSc: Not having the MSc doesn't confer accreditation by the Ordem dos Engenheiros)

Spelling

In US English both the noun and the verb are spelt License. .In Commonwealth/British English the noun is usually spelt Licence and the verb License, although the Oxford English Dictionary does allow License as a noun.^ University of Utah Public License The University of Utah Public License is a non-free license because it does not allow commercial redistribution.
  • Licenses - Free Software Foundation 26 January 2010 5:12 UTC www.fsf.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Scilab license This is not a free software license because it does not allow commercial distribution of a modified version.
  • Licenses - Free Software Foundation 26 January 2010 5:12 UTC www.fsf.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ However, note that it does not permit embedding the font in a document unless that document is also licensed under the GPL. If you want to allow this, use the font exception .
  • Licenses - Free Software Foundation 26 January 2010 5:12 UTC www.fsf.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The change from s to c to distinguish the noun from the verb is also seen in other words such as: advice (noun) vs advise (verb) and practice (noun) vs practise (verb).^ You will not disclose access codes or passwords used in accessing any area of the AudioSparx website to any other party and will maintain such codes or words as confidential.
  • AudioSparx.com License Information 26 January 2010 5:12 UTC www.audiosparx.com [Source type: General]

.The advice/advise pair can be used as an aide-memoire as they are generally not confused because they have different pronunciation.^ However, it is risky to recommend use of “the BSD license”, because confusion could easily occur and lead to use of the flawed original BSD license .
  • Licenses - Free Software Foundation 26 January 2010 5:12 UTC www.fsf.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ However, please don't call it a “BSD” or “BSD-style” license, because that is likely to cause confusion which could lead to use of the flawed original BSD license .
  • Licenses - Free Software Foundation 26 January 2010 5:12 UTC www.fsf.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Works that express someone's opinion—memoirs, editorials, and so on—serve a fundamentally different purpose than works for practical use like software and documentation.
  • Licenses - Free Software Foundation 26 January 2010 5:12 UTC www.fsf.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Devise and device follow the same rule.

See also

References

  1. ^ Intellectual Property Licensing: Forms and Analysis, by Richard Raysman, Edward A. Pisacreta and Kenneth A. Adler. Law Journal Press, 1999-2008. ISBN 973-58852-086-9
Edward Browm Economics 1999

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Simple English

A license allows a person or company to do something that they otherwise are not allowed to do. In British English, the spelling is licence. A person usually has to pay some money to get a license. A license is usually written but it does not have to be.

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Examples of licenses

There are many different types of licenses.

Driver's license

The laws of most countries say that people are only allowed to drive cars if they have a license. If a person does not have a license, they may have to pay a fine if they are caught by the police. In many country, a person must take a test and pay money to get a license.

Hunting license

Other licenses give permission to shoot animals (often called a hunting license). The hunting license usually says when a person may hunt.

Television licence

In the United Kingdom and Ireland, if someones has a television set, they must buy a "television licence" every year.

Patent, copyright, and trademark licenses

A person or a company can also give a license to a patent, copyright, or trademark that they own. In those cases, the government has said that the owner may stop other people from using their rights. So in order for another person to use an owner's patent, copyright, or trademark, they need permission from the owner. For example, when someone buys a computer software application, they also need a license from the creator of the software (a copyright owner) allowing the buyer to use the software.

Fines

In many countries, if a person tries to do something without the correct license to do it, he might have to pay a fine or go to prison.

Difference between license and licence

"License" is a verb. "Licensing sessions" were the meetings of magistrates which decided about giving licences to sell alcohol.

In American English spelling there is no difference in spelling between the verb "to license" meaning to give permission, and the noun "a licence" meaning the permission to do something.

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