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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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Tonight: free APG webinar on terms of use One last chance for the procrastinators to register! Tonight, Wednesday, December 11, 2013, at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (8:00 Central, 7:00 Mountain and 6:00 Pacific), The Legal Genealogist is presenting a … Continue reading

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Say, would you mind…? You see it all the time, out here on the internet. It seems perfectly innocent. It’s just a request for help, and helping is something we do here in the genealogical community. It goes like this: … Continue reading

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The terms of use control The announcement this week that the popular website Find A Grave has been sold to Ancestry.com has prompted an outpouring of response from the genealogical community. On one side are the contributors, such as a … Continue reading

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Updated terms of use In June of last year, all that could be said about terms of use at the popular website Find A Grave was… There weren’t any.1 What a difference a year makes. Because Find A Grave certainly … Continue reading

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Proposed changes “clarify” ad policy Genealogists — like millions and millions of other people — love and use Facebook. And — like millions and millions of other people — we’re not always very careful about how we use Facebook, or … Continue reading

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