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Free 996 Service Manuals

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Loren and guys, I have several 996 service manuals stored in .pdf format but not sure where to post links or the correct section to include them.

Suggestions or guidance please so as not to violate TOS for forum?

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Thank you Loren, dont want to cause any problems. Anyone know if they are in the public domain now because of age? I dont see a copyright warning.

Loren I will be happy to PM you my links and let you approve before I post them.

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You are certainly not the first person that has wanted to post these manuals, and some actually have, there are many other threads on renntech similar to the one you started. They are all locked and the offending material is always removed because it violates copyright law.

There is a copyright notice contained in the manual you have.

Secondly, why would a company sell this information and at the same time not copyright it and permit free distribution of it? If it was meant to be free in the first place, wouldn't Porsche just post it on their website for free? They don't by the way, and you have to buy the material here:


Regarding "public domain"... from works published by a corporation there is no such thing.

At least for US copyright...


How long does a copyright last?The term of copyright for a particular work depends on several factors, including whether it has been published, and, if so, the date of first publication. As a general rule, for works created after January 1, 1978, copyright protection lasts for the life of the author plus an additional 70 years. For an anonymous work, a pseudonymous work, or a work made for hire, the copyright endures for a term of 95 years from the year of its first publication or a term of 120 years from the year of its creation, whichever expires first.

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No problem then. If I remember correctly, I think it was the older 996 1999-2001 service manuals and parts manuals that were all over the place. I was finally able to find the newer ones but don't want to cause an issue.

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