Copyright, Disclaimer and Credit
Fair Use Notice
is a web site dedicated to Mandarin speaking watch collectors and is not intended to infringe
upon the rights of any holders of copyrights. This site contains
copyrighted material and the use of which has not always been
specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to
understanding of horology, especially to Chinese-speaking
viewers. We believe this constitutes 'fair use' of any such copyrighted
material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In
accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site
is distributed without profit to those who've expressed a prior interest
in receiving the included information for educational, entertainment,
and review purposes only.
Most images on this
website have been either reproduced from public press release or
collected from various resources on the World Wide Web for use on this
website. It is not our desire to use anyone's copyrighted material
against their will. Please understand that we do intend to give credit
for images or anything else we have used from the Websites of others.
Regretfully, due to lack of experiences
to keep proper records in advance, this intention was not realized.
have begun the efforts to seek out the copyright owner of the
images for permission to use the images on the site. However, before
we can reach you, if you find your material being used, and you had
rather it were not, please direct your concern to
firstname.lastname@example.org. We will
either post credits or, if you prefer, remove your material from this
website as soon as possible.
If you wish
to use this copyrighted material for purposes of your own that go beyond
"fair use", you must obtain permission from the copyright owner. All
articles are the intellectual property of Watchbus.com. Copyright waived
for noncommercial use, save for the intellectual property owned by
others. Use may be made of this material by educational and
not-for-profit organizations without permission from Watchbus.com. Of
course, a credit to the Watchbus.com would be appreciated as a favor.
these materials may not be sold or redistributed for profit in any way
without the written permission of the appropriate authors/web site
owners or publishers. This includes, but is not limited to, translations
into foreign languages, mass archival as on a CD-ROM and inclusion in
commercially published compilations (books).
You can use
these materials for any noncommercial purposes you see fit, such as
professional communication, your newsletter, etc. We advise you should
not use materials that we have listed as being the intellectual property
of others, because under the USC federal law, we simply can't give away
the rights of others to their own intellectual property.
is made to provide accurate and current information on this site.
Neither Watchbus.com, its owner, nor anyone associated with the site
assumes responsibility or liability for problems ensuing from the use of
information contained herein. Similarly, there is no responsibility for
the content of advertisements, and no endorsement is implied in the
textual references to any commercial establishments. Watchbus.com
reserves the right not to be responsible for the topicality,
correctness, completeness or quality of the information provided.
Liability claims regarding damage caused by the use of any information
provided, including any kind of information which is incomplete or
incorrect, will therefore be rejected. All offers are not-binding and
without obligation. Parts of the pages or the complete publication
including all offers and information might be extended, changed or
partly or completely deleted by the author without separate
Referrals and links
does not violate the laws of trademark infringement, trademark dilution,
passing off, copyright infringement, unfair competition, libel, trade
libel, or misappropriation. If you find an instance where this website
is in violation of any of these laws please contact
email@example.com and we will take the appropriate action to
resolve the problem as soon as possible. Requests to remove links from
this website for any other reason shall go ignored.
of one website to another is common practice and also the core principle
of the Internet. Hyper-linking is what makes the Internet what it is.
Owners of various websites are presumed to have had full knowledge of
how the Internet system operates before making their materials available
online. Therefore, consent is implied to having links posted directing
Internet users to their websites and so long as these websites are
accessible to Internet browsers linking to them is acceptable practice.
Watchbus.com is not
responsible for any contents linked or referred to from this website
unless we have full knowledge of illegal contents and would be able to
prevent the visitors of his site from viewing those pages. If any damage
occurs by the use of information presented there, only the author of the
respective pages might be liable, not the one who has linked to these
pages. Furthermore this website is not liable for any postings or
messages published by users of discussion boards, guest books or mailing
lists provided on his page.
Credits and Lists of Copyright Holders
most of the images on this website
go to the numerous
participants in various free access hosts around the web. Therefore, it
is practically impossible to list all of the contributors here. However,
we do give credits to these websites by recommending them in the Web Links Page.
following is United States Code 17, Statute 107, which outlines the
limitations of copyright. Sec. 107. Limitations on exclusive rights:
Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 106 and 106A, the fair use of
a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or
phono records or by any other means specified by that section, for
purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including
multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an
infringement of copyright. In determining whether the use made of a work
in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall
purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a
commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes;
nature of the copyrighted work;
amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the
copyrighted work as a whole; and
effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the
that a work is unpublished shall not itself bar a finding of fair use if
such finding is made upon consideration of all the above factors. (1988
ed. and Supp. IV)