Category Archives: Copyright

Next in an occasional series on copyrights for genealogists. Reader Lee was confused about his right to use images of articles and other contents of newspapers from his state that he was accessing through microfilmed copies at his local library. … Continue reading

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Come early! It’s going to be a full house this afternoon for The Legal Genealogist‘s Legacy Family Tree webinar, Copyright Mythconceptions. It seems that a lot of folks have questions about copyright — what’s allowed, what isn’t, and what we … Continue reading

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Findings images with Google and Bing Sometimes, even The Legal Genealogist just has to do it. Consult, as my 13-year-old nephew occasionally says, in total jest, The Google. Or The Bing. Or some other search engine. Even when it comes … Continue reading

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USFWS images This week The Legal Genealogist is highlighting some of the image collections that are available to us as genealogists to use in our own work. Photographs and illustrations that are free, or mostly free, of copyright restrictions, that … Continue reading

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The Carpenter Collection This week The Legal Genealogist is highlighting some of the image collections that are available to us as genealogists to use in our own work. Photographs and illustrations that are free, or mostly free, of copyright restrictions, … Continue reading

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Windmills and schoolhouses and more It was, of course, inevitable. The email came in before most folks had even read the blog post yesterday about the marvelous legacy of top-notch photography that Carol McKinney Highsmith is leaving to Americans.1 “More,” … Continue reading

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The gift of Carol Highsmith It isn’t possible to overstate what genealogists — and Americans — owe to Carol Highsmith. She hasn’t, to The Legal Genealogist‘s knowledge, indexed a single census record. She hasn’t transcribed a single court record. She … Continue reading

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Happy World Book and Copyright Day 2014 So you have The Legal Genealogist‘s official permission — as if you needed it! — to go ahead and read a book today. And to honor the legal scheme — the notion of … Continue reading

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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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