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And it’s basically no big deal So here we are, once again facing a long email and pop-up notices and more from Facebook with changes to its terms of use that will take effect on 1 January 2015. Terms of … Continue reading

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It’s theft Yet another case of genealogical theft is being reported in our community. This time, it’s the website GenealogyInTime Magazine reporting that some of its authored, copyrighted content is being reproduced, almost word for word, in the newsletter of … Continue reading

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A few points to ponder Ancestry has updated its terms of use effective September 1 for existing users and August 1 for new users and, while there are no big surprises, there are a few provisions that users should know … Continue reading

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Broad rights granted in license One of the big buzzes in the genealogical community right now is the ability to create multimedia stories of our families on various websites. Just add a few facts — names, dates, places — upload … Continue reading

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Next in an occasional series on terms of use So… once more into the breach, dear friends. This is the fourth time The Legal Genealogist has visited the terms of use area of Find A Grave, the huge and hugely-popular … 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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Next in an occasional series on terms of use The headlines over the past two days have been almost giddy: “Since It Can’t Sue Us All, Getty Images Embraces Embedded Photos”1 “Getty Images Admits It Can’t Stop Internet Sharing, Opens … Continue reading

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Next in an occasional series on terms of use Many genealogists — The Legal Genealogist included — use online storage services to keep backup copies of critical files. There are a lot of these services around, and one of the … Continue reading

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Word clouds and their limits We’ve all seen them, those word cloud images that seem to be so much fun, and most of us have used them. That’s no surprise. Genealogists tend to be in love with words, and The … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas! From The Legal Genealogist to all those who have so enriched my life in 2013… I wish you the merriest of Christmases! Disclaimer Terms and conditions may apply. Timely delivery of wishes from this server through the Internet … Continue reading

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