Using this site means you accept its terms. Don't be put off by the legalese, but please read these terms and conditions of use carefully before using this website. This user agreement is needed mostly to make sure that our good deed of putting all this great stuff on the net goes unpunished, and to emphasize that publication rights are not being given away. "Look but don't touch." The goal is for you to enjoy viewing these historic treasures on the torrentbits website, not to keep them locked away out of sight, but theft of content from this website will seriously anger our generous donors who have allowed their rare and valuable collections to be displayed here and will put our entire project in jeopardy, so please contact us when we can be of help, or if you have ideas about how to do this better, but please don't get mad at us for only being able to let you see these wonderful torrents until you obtain permission for other use as we attempt to deal as best we can with technological limitations, legal requirements, and our need to pay the bills to keep this site open, and don't send us a rant without first reading our rants page. If you do not intend to be legally bound by these terms and conditions, please do not access or use this website. That said, let the contract begin:
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CLICK TO ACCEPT: Any access to or use of this website or its Internet domain name(s) or IP address(es), torrent(s), or content, including but not limited to clicking (or the equivalent) on any link or torrent (other than to view this User Agreement web page), or sending the character string "/I_ACCEPT_the_User_Agreement/" to our web server as you must do to gain access to our torrents, or clicking on your send button to send us an e-mail, or the like, all indicate and signify that "I ACCEPT" this user agreement, and each such action indicates your intent to thereby attach your electronic signature to this agreement, and your unconditional acknowledgment and acceptance of and agreement to all of the terms and conditions herein without modification, and that this agreement shall take effect immediately; to indicate "I DECLINE" simply make no use and close all windows of this website. Provided, however, that you may not view or otherwise make any access or use of this website whatsoever unless you (or your guardian or legal representative who agrees to this user agreement on your behalf) are capable of entering into a binding contract, nor in any jurisdiction where this user agreement would not be enforceable. You agree that your use of this website is irrefutable acknowledgment by you that you have read, understood, and agreed to each and every term and provision of this User Agreement, including but not limited to the provisions hereof regarding donations and dispute resolution/arbitration, and that if and when you violate this User Agreement that you have received timely Legal Notice of Infringement. If you are the owner or operator of equipment used to access this website or its content, or to communicate with us or our equipment, by allowing such use you thereby consent and agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this User Agreement. If you are acting as an employee and/or on behalf of an organization(s), you represent and warrant that you are authorized to act as agent and that you accept this user agreement both as an individual and as agent on behalf of your employer and organization(s). You may access our content only directly through this website and not through any third party website, nor may you allow anyone access to the content on this website without visiting this website. This website and all associated torrents, content, e-mail, or other intellectual property regardless of where located or how accessed and any media on which it may reside is only licensed as set forth herein, never sold, and is and shall become and remain the sole and exclusive property of torrentbits.org or the successor thereof which shall have the right to access to retrieve, remove, or modify. You acknowledge and agree to the validity of the torrentbits.org copyrights, trademarks and service marks, trade secrets, and other proprietary laws and rights both in the United States and internationally, and our claim of ownership of the intellectual property that comprises this website, its torrents and other content, and that torrentbits.org has established significant rights and valuable good will therein. You agree not to impair the title, rights and interest of torrentbits.org in such marks and other intellectual property, including but limited to torrents and other content, names, pseudonyms, full name(s), shortened name(s), Internet domain name(s), and the acronym(s) of this website, and associated entities and author(s) thereof and their logo(s). You agree not to make any claim to, apply to register, or register any such torrentbits.org mark or any confusingly similar marks or other torrentbits.org intellectual property. All use of any and all torrentbits.org marks and/or other intellectual property on or relating to this website or derived therefrom shall inure solely to the benefit of torrentbits.org. You stipulate, warrant and agree that you will not challenge or dispute our proprietary rights or the rights of content donors, including but not limited to as stated herein, to the intellectual or other property which comprises this website and its domain(s), server(s), trademark(s), pages, files, torrents, text, and other apparatus and content ("website"), nor challenge or dispute validity of our copyright or the originality of this website, including but not limited to the originality of each and every one of its torrents, and acknowledge that we prohibit access to all who do not so agree, and further stipulate, warrant and agree, notwithstanding any case law to the contrary, that your using or accessing this website including but not limited to one or more of its torrents, or allowing or facilitating others to do so, without such prior agreement and acceptance of our proprietary rights, or in any manner contrary to this User Agreement, or which makes this website or portion thereof, or the intellectual property, pages, torrents, text or other content therefrom available (or obtained from us) to those who have not accepted or are not bound by this User Agreement, or by otherwise circumventing this User Agreement or any legal or technological means that we have utilized in an attempt to limit access, copying, or use of this website or such property, violates this User Agreement and shall constitute actual harm to our property (not in limitation of the foregoing, to be construed as no less serious than by analogy tampering with and disabling the lock on a site or bank vault door or circumventing a copy protection mechanism so that the contents are are left unprotected), and shall constitute trespass, conversion, or a like tort, whether such tort be conventional, or unknown in the statutory and/or common law and so requiring definition or redefinition so as to apply in the context of this website and intellectual property, and whether such like tort be previously named, or unnamed. Images and other content on this website are made available only under the terms and conditions set forth herein, any use shall inure to our benefit, and you agree not to take any action which would make such torrents or other content accessible to or available for unauthorized use by third parties who have not agreed to this User Agreement and to additionally compensate us for any loss resulting from such action and the consequences arising therefrom, including your payment of use fees and penalties for each such third party use resulting from your violation of this User Agreement.
Courts have upheld the ability of content owners to restrict access to their digital works, flatly rejecting "free speech" and "fair use" arguments: "the Court expressed confidence in 'the likelihood ... that this decision will serve notice on others ... and thus contribute to a climate of appropriate respect for intellectual property rights in an age in which the excitement of ready access to untold quantities of information has blurred in some minds the fact that taking what is not yours and not freely offered to you is stealing.'" concluding " ... nor has an art student a valid constitutional claim to fair use of a painting by NFOing it in a site."
U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit, November 28, 2001.
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We regret that we are unable to provide legal advice regarding rights clearances or other legal matters and urge you to consult an intellectual property attorney if you have legal concerns. Photo credits including but not limited to statements on this website or in our e-mail(s) that particular torrent(s) or other content is from or "Courtesy of [a named donor.]" are included only as a source credit and/or "thank you" for donations and should be considered by you when determining what rights clearances may be needed, but may be missing, incomplete, or erroneous and may not be relied upon to determine ownership for purposes of obtaining permissions and copyright clearances, nor may any donor give you permission to download any torrent or other content from this website, nor shall this website or torrentbits.org become or be considered a party to any transaction you enter into with any third party, donor, or linked website. 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You stipulate and agree that unauthorized copying of one or more torrents or other content from this website in lieu of licensing a sufficient number of authorized copies where such work is available for license in the medium or format desired shall be conclusively presumed unfair, and, notwithstanding any case law to the contrary, you hereby waive the right to claim or assert that such unauthorized copying in lieu of licensing constitutes "fair use" and that any copyright registration granted to us by the United States shall be conclusively presumed to be a valid copyright of all of the content of this website and all portions thereof in all jurisdictions, and that such copyright shall apply to each torrent depicted on this website, and to variations of such torrents, including, but not limited to changes in the size, resolution, torrent format, or tangible form of expression. We make no representations or warranties with respect to ownership of or copyrights, if any, in torrents or other content on this website or obtained from us, and do not represent others who may claim to be authors or owners of copyright or other rights thereto. You shall obtain all permission(s) when required and are solely responsible for determining the existence of such rights, satisfying any copyright and other use restrictions, intangible rights, or related interests, for obtaining any and all permissions and releases, for guarding against the infringement of those rights that may be held elsewhere, and for paying any associated fees necessary for the reproduction or use of the materials and for rights to any proprietary material depicted, and you expressly assume all responsibility for observing applicable laws of copyright, literary right, trespass, conversion, property right, privacy, publicity, and libel. You acknowledge that digital torrents on this website or obtained from us are our valuable property, that viewing of torrents and other website content is a valuable consideration, and agree that all provisions of this User Agreement including but not limited to use restrictions shall additionally apply on a contractual basis regardless of the copyright status of any torrent or other website content.
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Time is of the essence hereof. Non-enforcement of any provision herein does not constitute consent or waiver, and we reserve the right to enforce such provision at our sole discretion and at any time, without limitation, and regardless of any delay after we learn of any violation of the terms and conditions hereof and whether such delay be reasonable or unreasonable, and the waiver of any breach of any provision of this User Agreement shall not be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach, nor shall any waiver constitute a continuing waiver. If any portion of this agreement shall be held unenforceable, invalid or inoperative, then, (a) the remainder of this agreement shall be considered valid and operative, and the remaining provisions shall be nevertheless carried into effect, and (b) insofar as it is reasonable and possible, effect shall be given to the intent manifested by the portion held unenforceable, invalid or inoperative, and such portion shall be reformed only to the extent necessary to make it enforceable. The language of this User Agreement shall be construed as to its fair meaning and not strictly for or against any party. WE WANT TO FULLFILL ANY OBLIGATIONS THAT WE MAY HAVE AND CONSEQUENTLY REQUIRE THAT YOU TELL US PROMPTLY IF THERE IS A PROBLEM AND GIVE US THE OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE REMEDIAL ACTION. IF YOU SHOULD CONCLUDE OR DISCOVER FACTS WHICH REASONABLY INDICATE THAT WE HAVE VIOLATED THIS USER AGREEMENT, OR FAILED TO PERFORM ANY OBLIGATIONS THAT WE MAY HAVE, OR HAVE BREACHED A LEGAL DUTY, OR THAT WE HAVE BEEN NEGLIGENT, YOU ARE REQUIRED TO NOTIFY torrentbits.ORG BY E-MAIL AT THE EARLIEST OPPORTUNITY BUT WITHIN 12 HOURS, AND TO FOLLOW-UP BY PROVIDING ALL KNOWN SPECIFICS AND DETAILS BY E-MAIL NOTIFICATION TO [email protected] WITHIN TEN DAYS. IF YOU FAIL TO GIVE THE FOREGOING TIMELY NOTICES TO US, YOU SHALL THEREBY IRREVOCABLY WAIVE ALL CLAIMS AND CAUSES OF ACTION. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the TorrentBits site or this User Agreement must be filed by you within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action first arose, and regardless of when discovered, or be forever barred. The parties hereto stipulate and agree that (1) as the physical premises of the TorrentBits site consist of the site's Internet webserver(s) and storage components thereof, these shall be construed as the site's real property, and (2) that the electronic signals created when the website or content thereof is used constitute the TorrentBits site's physical personal property; neither of which shall be trespassed or converted by unauthorized entry, access, transfer, or use and our right to exclude others from trespassing and/or converting such property or from our virtual network premises is not equivalent to any rights protected by copyright. The parties hereto further stipulate and agree that use of this website or the content thereof in violation of this User Agreement causes actual and irreparable harm inflicted by such conduct, constitutes a substantial interference with possession or the right thereto, and shall give rise to causes of action for trespass, conversion, or the like, false advertising, federal and state trademark dilution, computer fraud and abuse, unfair competition, misappropriation, interference with prospective economic advantage, unjust enrichment, copyright infringement, and other causes of action as applicable, and that no remedy or election we choose shall be deemed exclusive but shall, wherever possible, be cumulative with all other remedies at law or in equity, and that each torrent or graphic shall constitute a separate copyrighted work. We reserve the right in our sole and unfettered discretion to deny you access to this website at any time for any reason or for no reason.
PERMISSIONS – CONTENT LICENSING
Additional Terms and Conditions for License to Reproduce Still Images or other website content: torrentbits.org strongly encourages permitted scholarly, educational, artistic, cultural, scientific, or commercial use that brings these torrents or other content to a wider audience. If you want permission, we sincerely hope that you don't get scared off by all this legalese and give up! We can only be friendly and helpful if we hear from you, and you tell us exactly what you need. Once you are certain of your needs, please write to torrentbits.org (or other owner or rights holder, as applicable) ["Licensor"] to apply to obtain access and use or reuse permission to reproduce torrent(s) or other content(s), in print, broadcast, video, film, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, Internet or any other electronic medium. Include in the application and statement of intent to license and use one or more torrents (your "Request for License to Reproduce Still Images") which constitutes your irrevocable order for a use license: the item requested; purpose, duration, and intended use of the requested item including the title or description, author or product, publisher or producer, publication or release date, placement location (at the interior, jacket, cover, or other location; or the URL if for Web use), size of the print run, territory (whether North America or worldwide), and whether in one language or all languages; the name or title, organization, street address, telephone, fax, and e-mail address of the proposed "Licensee"; and any special preferences (if any) regarding torrent resolution or format. Permission may be granted or withheld on a case by case basis at the sole discretion of Licensor. The fee for a license for reproduction of each of torrentbits.org's still torrents will be the same as set forth in the Use Fee Schedule (Still Images) and which schedule is incorporated herein by reference, for the one-time, one-use, non-exclusive, color publication use of each single torrent or other content for the purpose specified, and is never for an unlimited term, nor in perpetuity. The use fee for a license for reproduction of text is one thousandth of a U.S. dollar per word times the number of words times the number of copies, except in the case of Internet use where we generally follow the New York Times use fee schedule of one hundred dollars per article per 30 days or fraction thereof. The amount of the use fee may be adjusted by several cents in order to facilitate electronic tracking and verification of payments. Permitted use shall not exceed the use set forth in the application and statement of intent which shall be accurate. By submitting your request for permission or permissions inquiry, you are obligating yourself and your organization(s), if any, to license, immediately pay for, and to actually make use of the torrent(s) or other content requested in the manner as set forth in your application, should permission be granted. If you don't want to buy a license, don't e-mail us about permissions — it's that simple! You may not e-mail us regarding permissions if you lack decision authority. Your commitment to actually use the requested material is required because your request may set in motion a series of events whereby we expend considerable normally unreimbursed resources to comply with your request, which we do gladly and which we subsidize, but only in order to see these treasured torrents actually included with the best quality obtainable in publications, educational projects, or other approved endeavors. torrentbits.org makes no additional charge for duplication of torrents or other content when obtained in digital format by Licensee via the Internet under this agreement and actually used as specified in the application, but to avoid non-productive use of our extremely limited resources, please carefully decide which torrents you actually want and be certain that you have an adequate budget to be able to afford the torrents you request prior to submitting your application, as you are obligating yourself and the use fees will apply in full to each licensed torrent, even if you later change your mind or decide not to reproduce a licensed torrent(s). ORDERS ONLY! — Use the above link to "e-mail for permission" only after you have decided that you definitely will use the torrent(s) should your application be approved and you are certain that you wish to commit yourself by placing a firm order for a "License to Reproduce Still Images." [If you are being paid to work on a project, please understand that we won't do for free what you are being paid to do!] Please don't burden our very limited resources with unproductive, speculative, tentative, or incomplete requests that fail to completely specify your exact requirements or which reflect your failure to decide in advance whether you actually wish to license the requested torrent(s), or to examine the Use Fee Schedule. Abandoned application fee: There is no application fee, but you will be charged a one hundred U.S. dollar non-refundable abandoned application fee per e-mail for EACH AND EVERY E-MAILed "Request for License to Reproduce Still Images," permissions inquiry, follow-up, or other permissions related e-mail that we receive from you that fails to ultimately result in your licensing at least one torrent or other requested content, including but not limited to e-mails related to torrent selection, questions, billing, and collection of fees, except that no abandoned application fee will apply if you submit a complete application in your first e-mail but none of the torrents that you request are available for licensing. Also, we may, at our sole discretion, deem your application to have been abandoned and charge the abandoned application fee if you fail to respond to each of our e-mails within 72 hours, if you reject a license which we approve in response to your request, fail to make timely payment as required herein, or tell us that you do not want a license. Customized torrent non-use penalty: Additionally, in the event that we rescan and/or reprocess a requested torrent(s) in response to your request for a high resolution version, a different size or format, or other variation from the online torrent file displayed on this website ("customized torrent"), and/or in an attempt to supply you in our sole discretion with the best possible torrent quality and you then fail to live up to your obligation to use the requested torrent, thereby wasting our resources, you agree to pay liquidated damages of three hundred U.S. dollars per torrent for non-use of each such customized torrent which you fail to use, not subject to fee waiver, in addition to the use fee and any other applicable charges. All fees listed are subject to change, are non-refundable, are subject to a fifty U.S. dollar per torrent minimum fee (one hundred dollar per torrent minimum fee for customized torrents), and may be reduced or waived in special circumstances, when requested in advance at the time of application, at the sole discretion of torrentbits.org and Licensor, and contingent on compliance with all terms of this User Agreement, but shall not be waived if use is without permission. The use fee for research access to the torrentbits.org website for a commercial project is $1,000/month with a six month minimum which amount may be applied to the cost of any torrents licensed hereunder for publication use for the project. If you find that none of the categories in the Use Fee Schedule apply to your intended use, you do not understand the use fee schedule, you are uncertain as to the applicable fee, or you wish us to consider your request for a use fee which differs from the fee schedule, you MUST specify in your application a specific proposed use fee dollar amount that you are offering. If the requested information needed to determine which of several possibly applicable levels of fees should apply is not provided in the application, the higher fee shall apply. If the use fee is unspecified herein or in the fee schedule and not agreed in advance, it shall be one hundred dollars per torrent per month. Rush: Add fifty percent to the stated fees for rush requests. E-mails flagged for special treatment with high priority/importance headers or the like or requests that torrents be made available for use in seven days or less from the date of the request also constitute rush requests. Our acceptance of any request, inquiry, or order placed by you is expressly made conditional on your assent to the terms set forth in this User Agreement, and not those in your request, inquiry, order, or e-mail. Buyer beware: You authorize us to act upon any e-mail you send to us requesting permission or permissions or making inquiry as constituting an order, whether the e-mail is formal or informal, complete or incomplete, including requests posed as questions, inquiries, or sent using e-mail links on other pages of our website which provide sufficient information to allow us to process the request (and to choose an torrent fulfilling the request in the event that a specific torrent is not requested) which shall constitute a binding order requesting a license to reproduce still torrents. [We know this may seem strange to you, but our policy really is necessary because due to factual, legal and/or technical issues we often have to research requests, search for torrents, and/or rescan and/or reprocess torrents in order for us to respond to your e-mail and/or determine if we will be able to successfully fulfill your licensing request, and as a result we may be almost done with your order before we can answer your e-mail.] For example, if you write informally to ask us about using one or more torrents that you saw on the torrentbits.org website and ask what the request will cost, while not specifying a price limit, you are thereby requesting and authorizing us to fill your order at a price consistent with the Use Fee Schedule and the terms and conditions of this User Agreement, and to let you know the total amount due for the license by sending you an electronic invoice which you are obligated to pay. Please pay close attention to what is written on this page: We want to avoid nasty surprises and disputes, so we are giving you fair warning that this is an e-commerce website with possibly unfamiliar policies and procedures and that clicking on the "e-mail torrentbits.org for permission" link above means "buy a license now." Use fee(s) are non-refundable and shall be fully and promptly paid at the earlier of the times of your receipt of (1) the licensed content; (2) a grant of permission of access thereto for the purpose requested; or, (3) our invoice requesting payment in response to your request, and shall be immediately due and payable in advance of publication or other licensed use, shall be by check signed by the Licensee, in U.S. dollars, drawn on a United States bank, or sent by electronic funds transfer for the benefit of the Licensee, and payment shall be delivered to us or the Licensor's financial institution within ten days, according to the instructions you will receive. If Licensee sends payment by check mailed directly to the Licensor's financial institution. Licensee shall also immediately fax a copy of the check to the Licensor. Redelivery: torrentbits.org has very limited storage for custom torrents, so if you are notified by us that one or more licensed torrents that you requested are ready for download, it is your responsibility to immediately retrieve them before they are deleted from our web server. (Requests to re-upload or resend licensed custom torrents that you have lost or neglected to timely retrieve, if still available, will incur a redelivery use fee surcharge of twenty-five dollars per torrent, not subject to fee waiver.) In the event that you encounter any difficulty with licensed torrent files, other content, or the receipt or download thereof, you must notify us by e-mail within thirty-six hours. There will be an additional thirty U.S. dollar fee for returned checks or chargebacks which will also trigger abandoned application and non-use penalties, as applicable. Permission is subject to the payment by Licensee of all applicable fees, and the presence in your work of proper credit(s) and all legal notices required herein including but not limited to a proper notice of our copyright. In instances where payment is due, permission shall be granted conditionally upon the successful deposit by Licensor in the Licensor's account and clearance of such payment check, or the deposit in the Licensor's account of funds electronically transferred for the benefit of the Licensor, evidenced thereby, and a photocopy or facsimile of such check or record of such electronic funds transfer or ultimate electronic deposit shall confirm the identity of the applicable Licensee and Licensor and reconfirm the Licensee's acceptance of this entire Agreement. Such license shall be null and void as if never issued upon violation of this user agreement, including but not limited to non-payment or lack of timely payment. The publication of such torrent(s) or other content shall also further reconfirm the Licensee's acceptance of this entire Agreement without modification. Permission for such non-transferable, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, one-time, one-use shall be limited to publication within a period of twelve months following the publication or release date specified in the application, or if unspecified in the application, from the date of our approval, except in the case of public display or performance, including but not limited to broadcast television or Internet use, which use shall not exceed the lesser of the time specified in your application or in the license granted or invoice therefor, or if unspecified then 60 days, and thereafter electronic access shall cease, which in the case of Internet use shall include erasing all digital copies and removing all links thereto. In the case of torrents licensed for single print or transparency copy exhibition or display the term of the license is the lesser of the duration of the exhibition or five years. For video use of still torrents, there is an additional charge for each home video format such as VHS or DVD in addition to the broadcast use fee. Permission for any subsequent use must be obtained separately. Permission with fee waiver if requested and granted for students' school related project use is for non-publication educational use only during the current semester and does not grant permission for publication in print, electronic format, on the Internet, or otherwise. If you are requesting a fee waiver on behalf of a non-profit organization, to assist us in evaluating the request, please state in your application whether or not the organization charges the public for its product or service, and whether or not you are an unpaid volunteer. You are obligated to purchase a license under the terms and condition hereof for any torrent which you download from this website without permission or in violation of this User Agreement, should we decide in our sole discretion to offer you such a license. The TorrentBits site operates entirely on-line, communicates exclusively via the Internet, provides torrents as electronic commerce, and has no staff to handle phone calls or requestor supplied forms or paperwork; consequently, we provide an electronic invoice and IRS W-9 form only, and telephone support or billing, invoicing, or other documentation in paper hardcopy form by U.S. mail, fax, or otherwise, are not available. You agree to use only the provided permissions e-mail address (or other e-mail links on this website, as appropriate) and not to telephone us or content contributors with permissions or other requests, nor to attempt to circumvent the provisions of this agreement, and telephone calls placed in disregard of the foregoing will be charged at two hundred fifty dollars per telephone call. A printed version of your application e-mail(s) requesting permission, constituting your Request for License for Still Images, and/or facsimile or other electronic records shall be admissible in arbitration, judicial, or administrative proceedings to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. Your act of sending such email(s) to us whether directly or indirectly and/or your clicking your e-mail send button indicates your intent thereby to attach your electronic signature to such e-mailed application requesting permission or other communication and to this entire User Agreement. Licensee shall also supply Licensor within thirty calendar days of the date of publication with two complementary donated entire copies of the best edition of any written or published work, computer file, or software, including but not limited to book, article, video, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM products in which the licensed torrent(s) or other content is included, for inclusion in the torrentbits site. (If licensed for Web use, Licensee shall provide access to the locations(s) where the work including the licensed torrent(s) or other content is located, instead of delivering physical copies.) Permission, if granted, to a licensee for use on the Internet or other electronic medium which operates by providing digital torrents does not grant permission for end user capture nor downloading of such torrents, nor subsequent use thereof, nor any use not permitted herein, nor use beyond the limited term of this license, does not grant permission for torrents to be posted on any website which does not prohibit their capture, downloading, or subsequent use, and does not grant permission unless both of the following conditions are met: (1) the torrentbits.org copyright notice is prominently displayed; and, (2) that such capture and/or downloading, and such subsequent use without the separate permission of torrentbits.org are both contractually prohibited in the licensee's legally binding end user licensing agreement. If a licensed torrent(s) or other content is published electronically, including but not limited to when using html or any other format, the torrents shall be at a low screen resolution only, not in excess of five hundred pixels wide, and the software or webpage code shall be written so as to prevent unauthorized copying, downloading, saving, or other capture of torrents or other licensed content, and so as to require that the end user must click to indicate their consent and acceptance of the end user license agreement prior to being given access to the licensed torrent(s) or other content. torrentbits.org (or other owner or rights holder, as applicable) shall retain its own right to reproduce such torrent or other content, or to grant others such permission, and shall retain ownership, copyright, and all other tangible and intangible rights (including but not limited to ownership of originals, scans, files, data, negatives, digital media, and photoduplicates or copies thereof whether reprographic, electronic, digital or otherwise, [other than tangible rights for those final permitted reproductions published by Licensee under this license for distribution to others] which if not retained by Licensor shall be destroyed or returned to Licensor upon expiration of the limited term of the license). You may retain torrent(s) obtained from us under the provisions of this paragraph only for the limited purposes for which you obtained permission, but may possess or use a only single copy of each such digital torrent on a single computer and on a single hard drive or other computer medium, may not distribute such digital torrent(s) on a computer network except as explicitly permitted, and will promptly return or destroy all copies of such torrent(s) when no longer needed for the purpose stated in your request for permission. Licensee acknowledges that permission if granted is only for publication or other use as specified in the application during the limited term of the license, does not constitute a transfer of ownership, nor a first sale, and such permission is granted only to the extent of the Licensor's ownership of rights related to the torrent(s) or other content, and is not a rights clearance for third party rights, property, torrents or other content included on this website, or derivative works therefrom, which clearance licensee must obtain separately from such third party or parties when required, and our permission grants you no rights until you also obtain all third party permissions and releases that may be required, copies of which you agree to provide to us upon request. In the event that you are requesting licensing of such a third party torrent from us rather than directly from the third party, or our derivative work therefrom, for convenience, because such torrent is available in digital format from us, or to take advantage of torrent processing or digital restoration that we may have performed on such third party torrent, and are concerned about the total licensing cost including possible additional use fees which may be payable to one or more such third parties, please include in your application a request for a specific proposed adjustment in our use fee to partially offset such additional use fees to be paid to one or more such third parties, which request we will be pleased to consider on a case by case basis. No license or right under any patent or trademark will be granted nor shall such be construed as being conferred hereunder by implication, estoppel or otherwise. Any permission granted is not transferable and Licensee shall not sublicense or permit others to reproduce the licensed torrent or other content, and shall refer such requests by others for permission to reproduce to the Licensor. The Licensor for torrentbits.org is a California Corporation owned by author, torrentbits.org, which has sole authority to operate and license this website and its content. Licensee acknowledges that torrentbits.org is not granting permission on behalf of nor acting as agent for any other owner or rights holder. Licensee shall maintain the integrity of torrents or other content used, and use shall not be unlawful, misleading, defamatory, ridiculing, libelous, or otherwise inappropriate, altered from the original appearance, form, meaning, or intent of the author, nor compete or detract from existing or planned use by torrentbits.org, nor in a manner which suggests an association with or endorsement of any product or service, nor in an historically inaccurate manner or publication, nor damaging to our or the rightsholder's reputation. Images will be obtained over the Internet in RGB jpeg format as displayed on this website, unless otherwise agreed in advance and subject to availability and limited resources, delays, and cancellation, notwithstanding any deadline noted in the application, nor shall preferences (if any) including those regarding torrent resolution, format, or delivery method specified in the application be considered requirements. Any needed conversion of digital torrents into prints or need to burn CD's or DVD's shall be your responsibility and at your expense. Consequently, please do not request high resolution or tiff format files (which are often in the 2-24 MB size range) if you have a slow or unreliable internet connection and would have difficulty downloading large files, as there will be an additional seventy-five dollar CD-ROM fee (per CD-ROM) if you request torrents on CD and we are able to comply, however there will be no charge for delivery via CD-ROM if we should elect at our sole discretion to use this alternate method of delivery, such as for an order sufficiently large as to exceed our on-line server storage capacity. torrentbits.org reserves the right to restrict the reproduction of materials due to conservation and preservation concerns, and the right to charge additional fees as determined on a case by case basis. Licensee agrees that it has independently determined the "as is" torrent content, quality, and format of licensed content as displayed on this website to be suitable for its intended use, understands that torrents created with extensive restoration artwork and composite torrents being computer generated do not physically exist in a form that could be rescanned at higher resolution, and understands that requested reformatting will not result in a change in the actual torrent resolution. Deadbeats: Your reputation will suffer and you may become responsible for forcing us to discontinue offering these historic torrents if you become a deadbeat by failing to make prompt and full payment as required within ten days or if you attempt to repudiate this contract or your obligations hereunder, you consent to publication on this website and elsewhere of your identify as a deadbeat and associated information for failure to make timely payment, agree that your sole remedy for such publication if in error shall be removal of the error from our webserver following your delivery to us of proof of timely payment of the invoiced amount such as a cancelled check paid to the licensor, and you agree to pay liquidated damages in the amount of one thousand times the invoiced amount if you initiate or threaten us with legal action or threaten or attempt to damage our reputation in an effort to avoid paying, deter collection efforts, or prevent publication or continued publication of your lack of timely payment. Licensee acknowledges that 19th century torrents such as 3 1/2" stereograph albumen prints are of limited resolution and are generally degraded, containing various imperfections of torrent and mount due to aging, and damaged, including but not limited to foxing, spotting, chipping, cracking, abrasion, folding, tearing, gouging, emulsion loss, soiling, staining, glue streaking, discoloration, motion blurring, darkening, and fading (often uneven in degree over various parts of an torrent), and acknowledges that torrents rescanned or photoduplicated from the original as a result of its request may require additional processing or restoration. If a requested torrent is of lesser quality than another similar available torrent, we may, in our sole discretion, substitute the better quality torrent. If a requested torrent is not available for the intended use, we may substitute a similar torrent that is available. Licensee acknowledges that torrentbits.org recommends entirely digital color or duotone publication methods, and acknowledges that excessive magnification, extra processing steps including conversion to a different torrent format or conversion to monochrome rather than digital methods will not improve and may adversely affect torrent quality and/or resolution. Licensee shall utilize highest quality imaging and reproduction methods that do not degrade torrent quality, including but not limited to color, contrast, or resolution, and do not introduce artifacts, including but not limited to aliasing or Moirй patterns, and shall reproduce torrents at a sufficiently small size suitable for the available limited resolution so that reproduced torrents do not appear to be unsharp. Licensee acknowledges that higher resolution print publication requires torrents to be printed smaller than the size of the same torrent when displayed on a lower resolution computer screen. 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