Questions tagged [copyright]

A legal concept defined by legislation and international treaty that the creator of an original work enjoys the exclusive right to exploit that work in specified ways for a defined term. Details vary across jurisdictions and with types of work.

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Familysearch terms of use (2018) and “ownership” of information?

It seems to me that the copyright and ownership of historical images and information is legal quagmire that does not lend itself to straight forward answers. As an example: According to ...
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Downloading documents at Family History Center (FamilySearch)

In my research there are several documents that can only be accessed at Family History Centers. The term used (when searching for these documents) is that they can be Viewed, does that imply that ...
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Submitting genealogy materials to US Library of Congress?

As of 2017-11-17, I'm still waiting for reply from the Local History and Genealogy Collection Development of the US Library of Congress, to my email on 2017-11-13: My late mother spent many hours ...
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Standard GEDCOM tag/note for copyright?

I understand that the basic facts (birth dates, marriage, etc.) can not be copyrighted. But notes and observations can. I have no interest in having my work be uploaded to ancestry.com and similar ...
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Copyright Issues with Content Providers

Many people are, or have been, confused by the T&C's of the online content providers regarding copyright and sharing. Some of these seem excessively stringent. This question relates specifically ...
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Can I obtain a free version of this public domain image?

I found an image on the Corbis images website: (Full image here.) At the end of the description there is a small note: This is a publicly distributed U.S. government created image. Image is in ...
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Why aren't census images made available by the US government?

It seems like the cost of digitizing (not indexing, just digitizing) the U.S. Censuses would not be astronomical. Have there been any efforts to either: Encourage the US government to scan these ...
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Can I legally copy clippings from Ancestry.com?

I have found an old newspaper clipping from 1912 on Ancestry.com that I would like to print out and distribute. Am I legally allowed to do so, or is the clipping still held under copyright? Does the ...