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From: Julia <>
Subject: Re: [G-P-L] Copyright Violations
Date: Sat, 5 Jan 2008 22:23:38 +0000
Hello, there ~
I have no experience with copyright or privacy laws in the UK, but if you use information from a book or transcription, in the US it's NOT a copyright violation to provide an accurate citation. Quoting and attributing sources is not the same as plagarism. If you feel particularly nervous about usage, you can always ask for permission from the editor to quote published material. A membership in a for-pay group like ancestry.com gives you access to their copyrighted material.
Revealing the information of living persons is a matter of privacy unless, of course, you are writting a biography. Even then, you don't enter the subject's drivers license or Social Security numbers or make allegations that cannot be corroborated. There are states in the US that release vital records almost as soon as they are created contrasted with states like NY that won't release divorce records for 100 years from the date of finality.
However, copyrights can become tangled; that's why there are copyright lawyers, editors, researchers, and fact checkers.
The product that you create in your family history is, likewise, your intellectual property and protected by copyright laws in the US WHETHER OR NOT it's formally registered.
> Date: Sat, 5 Jan 2008 14:41:45 +0000
> Subject: [G-P-L] Copyright Violations
> Copyright violations are so easy unless you are careful from the start
> of research....
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