24 February 2015

Copyright + You -- YES, you as in genealogists and family historians!

Copyright is important.  It is important to any family history works we author and want to copyright as well as those writings, photographs or copyrightable materials created by others that we may want to use.

The U.S. Copyright Office has issued the third edition of the Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices.  You can read it online or you can download all 1200+ pages in PDF.

As usual, the Legal Genealogist (Judy G. Russell) has written an excellent overview of The Compendium, talking about what has changed since the last edition was published in 1984 and some of what is included in this publication.

This is not a publication to be read cover-to-cover and it is an important reference work to have in your genealogist toolbox!

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