24 January 2012

Copyright Issues for the 21st Century -- Genealogical Community

The California State Genealogical Alliance (CSGA) has started a blog to discuss copyright issues as they impact genealogists.  The blog does contain resource links.

There is also an older “Copyright for Genealogical Societies” webpage with a lot of useful information.

Often, it’s not the use of material which is the issue, it’s not getting permission from the “source” and/or “not crediting” the creator of the material.  As genealogists, just like for our research, it’s critical that we document and credit our resources for everything we use and reference.

With regard to copyright issues, do you have any words of wisdom for your fellow genealogists?

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