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Can I Use That In My Genealogy? What You Should Know About Copyright

Can I Use That In My Genealogy? What You Should Know About Copyright

Summary Details

Length: 60 minutes

Summary: Are you aware that certain documents and photos that are part of your family history research may be restricted by copyright? Don’t panic – you can still use them in your genealogy! But understand how to determine if an item is copyrighted and how it can and can’t be used.

Description: Learn the basics of US copyright law and how you can still use copyrighted items such as document, articles and photographs as part of your genealogy research.

Audience Level: Beginner

Requirements: Projection for laptop/netbook computer on large screen

Content: 4 page handout

Outline

  • What Is Copyright?
  • Why Does Copyright Matter to Genealogists?
  • How to Determine Copyright Status
  • Examples of Proper and Improper Usage of Materials
  • Glossary
  • Links

©2012, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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