Copyrights & Fair Use

Kali Revealed Website Trademark and Copyright Policy

Kali Linux Limited ("Kali Linux"), Offensive Security Limited ("Offensive Security"), and our affiliates (collectively, "we") want to promote the widespread dissemination and use of our Kali Revealed website content and materials (made available at https://kali.training), while protecting our copyrights and trademarks among the Internet community and ensuring that our copyrighted materials are used appropriately and that our trademarks solely identify our company and our products.

At the heart of the Kali Revealed Trademark and Copyright Policy is trust – we want to avoid the public from being confused into believing they are dealing with us when, in fact, they are not. This is of particular importance with regards to the development and distribution of the Kali Revealed website content and materials.

This document identifies our copyrights with respect to the Kali Revealed website content and materials, and further describes our trademarks, providing guidance as to their use. This document does not supersede, circumvent, or replace the Kali Linux Trademark Policy or Privacy Policy, which continue to have full force and effect.

This Kali Revealed Trademark and Copyright Policy applies only to the Kali Revealed website content and materials, does not apply to any other Kali Linux or Offensive Security content or materials not made available on the Kali Revealed website, and merely describes additional terms and conditions with respect to usage of the Kali Revealed website content and materials.

We are generally quite accommodating when it comes to fair and honest use of our copyrights and trademarks so if you are so inclined, feel free to contact us for further guidance.

Some of our Copyrights applicable to the Kali Revealed website content and materials:

  • Our publication, the "Kali Linux Revealed" book, is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. Please review the terms of this license to understand the rights and restrictions on adaptations and disseminations of this content.
  • Some sections of the Kali Linux Revealed book borrow content from the "Debian Administrator’s Handbook, Debian Jessie from Discovery to Mastery" written by Raphaël Hertzog and Roland Mas, which is available for download at this link., and is also distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. For the purpose of the license, Kali Linux Revealed is an Adaptation of the Debian Administrator’s Handbook.
  • We are the author of, and maintain copyright protection in, the Kali Revealed website materials and content, including written content, website materials, videos, instructions, tutorials, etc. The terms and limitations of their use are described in this Kali Revealed Trademark and Copyright Policy.

Some of our Trademarks applicable to the Kali Revealed website content and materials:

  • KALI LINUX ™
  • KALI LINUX REVEALED ®
  • KLCP ®
  • Dragon image/logo
  • Kali logo

Use in Print, Web, Media, and Public Display

The Kali Revealed website content and materials include all of the written content, website materials, videos, instructions, tutorials, etc., that are made publicly available on the https://kali.training website, and which may be periodically updated and revised at our discretion. We provide this content and materials for free and widespread dissemination, and as such, we make no representations or warranties, either expressly or implied, with respect to such content and materials. You may use this content and materials at your own risk, and although we encourage you to use the content and materials for your own use and to train others, we accept no liability for the quality, availability, or anything else related to the Kali Revealed website content and materials.

Under no circumstances may you represent that you are Kali Linux or Offensive Security, acting on behalf of Kali Linux or Offensive Security, or in any way affiliated with Kali Linux or Offensive Security. You may reproduce and/or modify the Kali Revealed website content and materials, but you also acknowledge and accept any and all liability associated with your dissemination of the Kali Revealed website content and materials and any reproductions or modifications thereof. Further, you may only use and further disseminate the content and materials of the Kali Revealed website provided that you comply with the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license.

In the event that you use the Kali Revealed website content and materials to provide content or services to third parties, you understand that we will not commit to providing assistance or support with respect to your dissemination of the Kali Revealed website content and materials.

We maintain the exclusive right to grant the Kali Linux Certified Professional ("KLCP") certification, and you may not purport to grant the KLCP certification or otherwise use the KLCP trademark outside of its fair use.

Our trademarks are used to designate the source of our products and services. We encourage others to use the marks so long as they are used to identify our products and services. We do not want to confuse the public into believing that they are dealing with us, when in fact, they are not. In all cases, it is important to maintain the look and spelling of our trademarks. Please do not modify the marks. Examples of modifying the marks include abbreviating names, adding logos to the marks, or combining the marks with other words. We recommend you use the trademarks in the exact form as we use them.

The first mention of any of our trademarks should be accompanied by a symbol indicating whether the mark is a registered trademark "®" or an unregistered trademark "™". Please refer to the above list for the appropriate symbol to use and if in doubt, use "™".

The use of any of our trademarks should be set apart from surrounding text, either by capitalizing it or by italicizing, bolding or underlining it. Our trademarks are to designate the source of our products and services.

When using any of our trademarks in written materials, you should provide a statement indicating that the [trademark] is a trademark of Offensive Security. For example:

"KALI LINUX ™ is a trademark of Offensive Security." This statement can be provided directly in your text, or as a footnote or an endnote.

The use of our trademarks in your domain names is prohibited because such use will lead to the confusion of customers. Any other use outside of the scope of this Kali Revealed Trademark and Copyright Policy is not permitted without express written permission of Offensive Security.

You may make t-shirts, desktop wallpaper, or other merchandise with our marks on them, though only for yourself and your friends (meaning people from whom you don’t receive anything of value in return). You may not put the trademarks on anything that you produce commercially (whether or not you make a profit) — at least not without receiving written permission.

Contact

If you have any questions or comments, or wish to report a violation of this Policy or misuse of our trademarks, please contact us.