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    The driver links and init strings here are machine and peripheral dependent. Modifying your system drivers or extra settings can produce varying results and requires previous knowledge of your peripherals in order to operate properly. Changes can affect how your system operates and can render your system totally unusable if not done correctly. Use these drivers, init strings, and tips at your own risk. ALWAYS view any readme files for the installation before using it. Modemhelp.net, or anyone associated with it, is not responsible for any problems encountered by your actions.  This page is full of suggestions and courses of action, not all have been tested and none are guaranteed to work.

    This website contains many hyperlinks to third-party websites.  Modemhelp.net, nor anyone associated with Modemhelp.net are responsible for any content of any site linked from this website.  Modemhelp.net does not endorse these sites unless otherwise stated, however if an endorsement is included herein responsibility for the linked site falls upon the user and the website opened by the hyperlink.

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Title 17 U.S.C., 501. (1976 Copyright Act)

Infringement of copyright

(a) Anyone who violates any of the exclusive rights of the copyright owner as provided by sections 106 through 118 or of the author as provided in section 106A(a), is an infringer of the copyright or right of the author, as the case may be.

(b) The legal or beneficial owner of an exclusive right under a copyright is entitled, subject to the requirements of section 411, to institute an action for any infringement of that particular right committed while he or she is the owner of it. The court may require such owner to serve written notice of the action with a copy of the complaint upon any person shown, by the records of the Copyright Office or otherwise, to have or claim an interest in the copyright, and shall require that such notice be served upon any person whose interest is likely to be affected by a decision in the case. The court may require the joinder, and shall permit the intervention, of any person having or claiming an interest in the copyright.

Title 18 U.S.C., 2319.

Criminal infringement of a copyright

(a) Whoever violates section 506(a) (relating to criminal offenses) of title 17 shall be punished as provided in subsection (b) of this section and such penalties shall be in addition to any other provisions of title 17 or any other law.

(b) Any person who commits an offense under subsection (a) of this section -

(1) shall be imprisoned not more than 5 years, or fined in the amount set forth in this title, or both, if the offense consists of the reproduction or distribution, during any 180-day period, of at least* 10 copies of phonorecords, or 1 or more copyrighted works, with a retail value of more than $2,500;


(2) shall be imprisoned not more than 10 years, or fined in the amount set forth in this title, or both, if the offense is a second or subsequent offense under paragraph (1); and

(3) shall be imprisoned not more than 1 year, or fined in the amount set forth in this title, or both, in any other case.

(c) As used in this section - (2) the terms ''reproduction'' and ''distribution'' refer to the exclusive rights of a copyright owner under clauses (1) and (3) respectively of section 106 (relating to exclusive rights in copyrighted works), as limited by sections 107 through 120, of Title 17.

    K56flex is a trademark of Rockwell Semiconductors and Lucent Technologies.  x2 is a trademark of USRobotics/3COM Technologies.  All modems should be considered trademarks of their respective manufacturers.  All company names should be considered trademarks of their respective owners.  All programs discussed on this website are owned by their respective designers and distributors.  Init strings are either public domain/fall under "fair use", are owned by their respective modem or chipset manufacturers, but allowed as they are support items and used for educational purposes, or are owned by the designer of the AT Command Set.

    Also please keep in mind that many items discussed or referenced on this website may be trademarks or copyrighted material that are used for reference and troubleshooting.  If you are the owner of any trademarks or copyrights that you wish to be properly referenced on this page as such, or removed, please let me know exactly what you want done to these items and I will see what I can do to work towards that end.

ModemHelp.Net reserves the right to modify these policies at any time and without advance notice.

    This website is copyrighted Bradford W. Liedel.  DBA ModemHelp Networks and Web Services. Mason, MI 48854 USA.  All rights except for modifications made to them by the above disclaimer/legal information are reserved.

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