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