There are several companies who copy, and duplicate kits, plans, and books sold by reputable publishers and manufacturers. The Nautical Research Guild (NRG) does not support these business practices, the companies who practice them or the individuals who support them by purchasing their products.
No articles based on pirated kits, plans or books will be accepted for publication in the Nautical Research Journal. No build logs using these pirated kits, plans or books will be allowed on Model Ship World, nor will discussions about them be allowed.
Kits produced by the companies listed on Model Ship World are prohibited.
Any advertiser on MSW who is found to sell pirated goods will lose their advertising privileges until they agree to stop selling said goods.
The NRG does not condone the unauthorized use of copyrighted photographs in publications of the NRG or on MSW. All photographs published in the Journal or posted on MSW must be properly credited if not the work of the author. If the photograph is in the public domain, this should be noted. If under copyright, the poster must obtain permission from the originator to use said photographs and note this in the credit.
The Nautical Research Guild respects the copyrights of others, and prohibits users from uploading, posting, distributing or otherwise transmitting any materials on the websites located at www.thenrg.org and www.modelshipworld.com (collectively, the "Website") which violate the copyrights of others.
If you believe that materials on the Website violate your copyright, the information below outlines the procedure for reporting this to the Nautical Research Guild.
Pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3), to report any materials on the Website that violate the copyrights of others, you must send the Nautical Research Guild a written communication that includes substantially the following:'
A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
Pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 512(g)(3), if you believe that any material you have uploaded, posted, distributed or otherwise transmitted on the Website has been removed by mistake or misidentification, AND IF YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO UPLOAD, POST, DISTRIBUTE OR OTHERWISE TRANSMIT THE MATERIAL AT ISSUE, then you may send the Nautical Research Guild a written communication that includes substantially the following:
The foregoing written communications (i.e., the above-described takedown notice, and the above-described counter-notice) must be sent to the following agent of the Nautical Research Guild:
The Nautical Research Guild
237 South Lincoln Street
Westmont IL, 60559-1917
The Nautical Research Guild suggests that you consult with your attorney before you file any of the foregoing written communications (i.e., the above-described takedown notice, and the above-described counter-notice). Any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material found on the Website is infringing, or that material was removed from the Website by mistake or misidentification, may expose himself/herself/itself to liability. See 17 U.S.C. § 512(f).
The Nautical Research Guild will show zero tolerance towards any person who it believes in good faith violates the copyrights of others, especially those who the Nautical Research Guild may identify as repeat infringers. Accordingly, pursuant to 17 U.S.C. §§ 512(g)(1) and 512(i)(1)(A), The Nautical Research Guild reserves the right to terminate in appropriate circumstances the ability of any person, subscriber or account holder of the Website who the Nautical Research Guild may identify as an infringer or repeat infringer of the copyrights of others.