We so much news recently about restrictions to accessing materials, it was nice to read a post in British GENES (GEnealogy News and EventS) that the National Library of Wales is waiving digital copyright.
During the next few months, the Library will be implementing a policy that will enable the public to use thousands of images on its website without any restriction. Users of the website should be aware that many images will still be subject to third party rights that will need to be cleared before use, but the Library will not impose additional copyright restrictions unless it owns the copyright in the original work. High resolution versions of the images will still be available under licence through the Library’s Enquiries Service.
The full original Press release can be read here.
I believe that the Library of Congress operates in a similar fashion.
Do you think that other archives will “loosen” their copyright restrictions?
Some recent related Upfront with NGS posts:
- Copyright and Copy Wrong -- Genealogists and Family Historians need to do it RIGHT!
- Legally Using Photos Online
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