I stumbled on this a while back and they have come in handy. You can search for your own year. 2002 is real common for some reason. It should be good from 02-07 I believe. Also, even though they look like a PDF file, it is what is called iPaper and each document is searchable. Anyways, hope they can help someone. Moderator, can we make this stay on top somehow?
I personally want to leave the links but I've written to the site asking them to check on the legality of the links being posted. That's a warning that if you want these files and they remove them because of legal issues you should start DOWN LOADING THEM TO YOUR COMPUTER NOW because they may not be there tomorrow.
I do post info from the FSM all of the time, including pictures. I do modify everything that I post so that it's not a direct copy. I also only do it when it directly relates to a question on the forum. The Mods have discussed people posting full sections from the FSMs and the consensus was that those post would be deleted.
With these kind of legal issues and possible suits involved it's better to error on the side of caution. This is no different than pirating DVDs, music or anything else. It's a fine line.
Artificial intelligence is no substitute for natural stupidity
It's cleared! Scribd has checked the copyright and say that it has met their criteria. As the host site they are responsible for the content, JF linking to it is not a violation of any copyright laws.
Following is my dialog with them.
On your site you have links, listed below, that are from Factory Service Manuals. These are NORMALLY copyright material and I am wondering if the links/postings are legal.
Thanks for your time,
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