Category Archives: Copyright

Next in an occasional series on copyright and terms of use It can be a visually stunning way of presenting information, this new tool called Flipboard. It’s billed as “your personal magazine, filled with the things you care about.” And … Continue reading

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And free to boot Most of the time, when The Legal Genealogist writes about copyright, it’s to say there’s a reason why some things — images, documents, whatever — can’t be used freely in our genealogy. Usually there’s someone out … Continue reading

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Credit where credit is due Randy Seaver, author of the Genea-Musings blog, is one of the most prolific genealogy writers around, with a daily, weekly, monthly, yearly output that far exceeds anything The Legal Genealogist could ever envision. His “Saturday … Continue reading

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Next in an occasional series on copyright We have all been there, done that, those of us who grew up in the United States. On a day appointed, with black eyes, or braces, or missing front teeth, or hair that … Continue reading

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Next in an occasional series on copyright Reader Phil Murray has in his possession two interesting handwritten documents that he wants to preserve for the future. The first is a handwritten copy of a story of one family’s experience during … Continue reading

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Republishing and the public domain Reader Tim Campbell, a Canadian, is struggling to understand what the copyright implications are when an older work is incorporated into a newer work. The scenario he’s specifically looking at is this: • A Canadian … Continue reading

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Next in an occasional series on copyright Reader Grace Yuhasz was lucky: her grandmother was a home economics teacher. Lucky enough to benefit from the work product of a competent cook. Even luckier since she left her a collection of … Continue reading

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A library machine isn’t a license A reader who asks not to be identified was a bit disconcerted by the appearance of large scale book scanners in a major research library he often uses. “A patron may stand there and … Continue reading

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Can we donate TV tapes to an archives? Have you ever recorded a program on your television and then watched it at a later time? Silly question, isn’t it? Of course you have. Even The Legal Genealogist has. We all … Continue reading

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Next in an occasional series on copyright: work made for hire The readers are on opposite sides of the bargaining table, but they are both confused by the same thing: the way copyright law works with a report from a … Continue reading

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