Hello, I consider the licence terms explanation a bit obfuscated. I would greatly appreciate if someone could clarify the following: If a student is doing a PhD (not employed but on a scholarship), is it possible to publish a paper using MuJoCo or not? If not, is the Academic Individual License sufficient? If there are multiple authors on the paper, is it sufficient that only one author has the Academic Individual License? Does it have to be the first author or any author? Finally, can the PI get one licence as he is on all of his students papers anyway, or does it need to be an Academic Lab License? Thanks!

The license allows you to use the software, and is unrelated to publishing. You can use the software and never publish, in which case you need a license. Or you can contribute material to a paper where another co-author is using the software and you are not, in which case you don't need a license. As for whether the student license is applicable or not, I think the license terms are reasonably clear. If your work is supported by some funding source that pays for research-related expenses (conference travel, publication fees, computers etc) then the funding source should buy a license for you. If you are paying for such things out of pocket, then you can use the free student license. The goal of the free license is to save money for the student, not for their adviser and/or funding source. If a student is doing a PhD (not employed but on a scholarship), is it possible to publish a paper using MuJoCo or not? If your scholarship does not include funding for research expenses, and you don't have an adviser who can be expected to cover such expenses, you can use the free license. If there are multiple authors on the paper, is it sufficient that only one author has the Academic Individual License? Everyone who uses the software needs a license, independent of publishing. The ordering of authors makes no difference. Finally, can the PI get one licence as he is on all of his students papers anyway, or does it need to be an Academic Lab License? Is the PI the only person in the group using the software? Unlikely. This is exactly the situation that the Lab license is designed for.