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Friday, 12 December 2008

Karting Archives respects the intellectual property of others. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please follow our Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement.

To the best of our knowledge, the documentation on this site either is not copyrighted and is in the public domain, or it meets the terms of educational use as defined in section 108 of title 17, United States Code.

According to the 1976 Copyright act, any U.S. Works in the public domain on  January 1, 1978, which includes any works that have expired based on their original copyright date, or any works published without satisfying all conditions for securing federal copyright under the Copyright Act of 1909, are now in the public domain. Prior to 1978 documents must have a printed copyright notice on the work to be protected.


"Public Law 102-307, enacted on June 26, 1992, amended the 1976 Copyright Act to provide for automatic renewal of the term of copyrights secured between January 1, 1964, and December 31, 1977. Although the renewal term is automatically provided, the Copyright Office does not issue a renewal certificate for these works unless a renewal application and fee are received and registered in the Copyright Office."

So, assuming the documentation from '64-'77 was originally copyrighted, some may have been automatically renewed. Works created before the '64 date, if copyrighted, extended for a period of 28 years unless proactively renewed. We have to the best of our ability examined all documentation for copyright issues and almost all of our documentation is in the public domain. For items that are not in the public domain, and potentially have copyrights that may apply, we clearly fit under the educational archives provision for copyrighted works as the relevant section is quoted below:


§ 108. Limitations on exclusive rights:

Reproduction by libraries and archives(a) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 106, it is not an infringement of copyright for a library or archives, or any of its employees acting within the scope of their employment, to reproduce no more than one copy or phono record of a work, or to distribute such copy or phono record, under the conditions specified by this section, if — (1) the reproduction or distribution is made without any purpose of direct or indirect commercial advantage; (2) the collections of the library or archives are (i) open to the public, or (ii) available not only to researchers affiliated with the library or archives or with the institution of which it is a part, but also to other persons doing research in a specialized field; and (3) the reproduction or distribution of the work includes a notice of copyright. (b) The rights of reproduction and distribution under this section apply to a copy or phono record of an unpublished work duplicated in facsimile form solely for purposes of preservation and security or for deposit for research use in another library or archives of the type described by clause (2) of subsection (a), if the copy or phono record reproduced is currently in the collections of the library or archives.


If any of the documentation comes under question as to the validity of our ability to present it online, and the claimed owner of the copyright contacts us and asks us to remove that piece(s) of documentation, we will comply immediately. 

We have included a copyright notice watermark on all documentation to prevent reproduction of the documents by individuals for the purpose of resale. 

Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement

If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide Karting Archives' copyright agent the written information specified below. Please note that this procedure is exclusively for notifying Karting Archives that your copyrighted material has been infringed.

  • An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
  • A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed upon;
  • A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the site, including the part number, if applicable;
  • Your address, telephone number, and e-mail address;
  • A statement by you that you have a good-faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
  • A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.

Karting Archives' Copyright Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement on its site can be reached as follows:

Copyright Agent
Karting Archives
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