September 15th, 2007


Keeping Up With Copyright

After what I call “the late controversy,” I’m gradually getting back to genealogy. But given the reaction to the recent series, I’ve decided that every now and then, GeneaBlogie will feature copyright and other legal matters that I hope will benefit the community. I ‘m thinking we’ll even have some interviews with leading experts in the field. The idea is …Continue reading →

Product Review: Footnote.com

I’ve been a Footnote.com subscriber for awhile now, but hadn’t really spent a lot of time with it until recently. When I first started with it, it seemed to have a lot of fairly obscure documents, such as the city council minutes of South Boston, Virginia. Frankly, what brought me back to explore it again was a series of interesting …Continue reading →

Some Final Thoughts on "Did Ancestry Violate Copyright Law?"

I think an analysis of the statutory “fair use” factors can lead to the conclusion that Ancestry.com’s “Internet Biographical Collection” as it was initially set up, did not constitute a fair use of the copyrighted material collected and used. I think that Ancestry’s IBC probably does not qualify for the system caching “safe harbor” for infringement in the Digital Millennium …Continue reading →

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