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Ancestry.com Removes "Internet Biographical Database"

I’ve just come home from work to find messages and blogs stating that Ancestry.com has removed their “Internet Biographical Collection” which cached the work of other genealogists without permission or credit. Ancestry clearly underestimated the reaction of the genealogy community when they created this blunder. Their announcement says that the database is removed “for the time being.” One lesson I …Continue reading →

Ancestry.com UPDATE

Ancestry.com has posted a message here. Be sure to check out the comments.

Ancestry.com: Thieves, Hypocrites, Blunderers, or Fair Users?

I got an e-mail from Janice Brown of Cow Hampshire, telling me about Ancestry.com’s “Internet Biography Collection.” I always appreciate hearing about new resources on the Web. But the problem here is that Ancestry.com, a commercial, for-profit enterprise, has appropriated Janice’s work, the work of a number of other bloggers and noncommercial webmasters, and MINE! Ancestry explains its new collection …Continue reading →

More on Ancestry.com Images

Randy Seaver has examined the Ancestry.com Terms and Conditions here. It appears that Ancestry’s images are licensed for “personal and professional history research.” Furthermore, the license provides, “Online or other republication of Content is prohibited except as unique data elements that are part of a unique family history or genealogy.” Randy surmises that downloaded Ancestry images could be used in …Continue reading →

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