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Forum: Copyright & Licence Issues

A forum to discuss copyright and licence issues. Please bear in mind that a lot of people *think* that they understand what copyright should be, but few have a legal understanding of what it is!

  1. Advice please. Am I safe in doing this?

    I have two queries that are similar, but not sure how I stand on them, so would be grateful of some advice. I am re-creating as much info as I can find relating to a village that was pulled down in the mid-1970s, but so far most of the info has been transcribed by me. I was recently given a...

    Started by busyglen‎, 10-03-2010 8:00 PM
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  2. Using images of BMD certificates and Census returns

    Hello, I wonder if someone can advise; I am compiling my family history into a book. This book will only be given to other family members, the lcoal libraries and FHS's. The book will be free although a lot of my own money has been spent in compiling it I'm not bothered as its being done...

    Started by sindylin‎, 03-08-2008 5:13 PM
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  3. copyright of website images

    I have today found my website images, that are photographs taken by my friend Karen, have been taken and turned into a youtube film, which has in turn been posted on the youtube submitters website. Each of the photos on the website clearly state that there is a copyright on them. Karen has...

    Started by websterbfc‎, 31-07-2008 5:56 PM
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  4. Copyright and Constraints on the use of BMD Certs

    Came across this today http://www.opsi.gov.uk/advice/crown-copyright/copyright-guidance/copying-of-birth-death-and-marriage-certificates-and-marriage-registers.htm BMD Certs are not facsimiles or copies of old records like say an image of a census page. Thay are notarised legal documents...

    Started by Ken Boyce‎, 14-06-2008 12:27 AM
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  5. posting old photos

    seen this text in another thread on here "Copyright in photographs taken before 1 January 1945 expired 31 December 1994 unless still protected by copyright in another European Economic Area on 1 July 1995. It is therefore highly unlikely the photos would be in copyright". i have some old navy...

    Started by paget‎, 15-08-2008 10:49 PM
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    buyer beware I joined a Genealogy Site a while ago, I added 4 images and got free 1 year membership, I now wish to leave the site, as anyone can look at the site member or not, so why be a member, but am told that I can't end my membership and remove my images. Also told in her own words " The...

    Started by dietabix‎, 05-08-2008 9:37 AM
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  7. Constraints on the Use of Oral Interviews

    Here is a link to guidlines for the use of oral records in family research http://www.ohs.org.uk/ethics/index.php Regards

    Started by Ken Boyce‎, 15-06-2008 4:08 PM
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  8. Content vs Presentation

    The question of constrains on the information vs constraints on the presentation crops up frequenly I extracted the following from the National Archives Website Note that whilst the extract is dealing with the graphical presentatation aspects similar concepts will apply to anything that...

    Started by Ken Boyce‎, 15-06-2008 3:52 PM
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  9. Old Photographs

    I have the old family photo albums which were taken about 1880-1920. The photographer is long dead and one can assume the firm. I also doubt that the negatives still exist. 1. Is there a time limit on coyright 2. Can I scan the images to distribute (free) to other relatives

    Started by Chisel‎, 11-06-2008 9:28 PM
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  10. Using a scanned 'image' in a signature

    Could our copyright experts help on the following: I have been toying with the idea of using my own scanned image of my 4xgreat grandfather's signature as part of a signature for this forum. I had purchased a photocopy of the bond and allegation from his marriage licence in 1762 from the...

    Started by MythicalMarian‎, 29-02-2008 10:52 PM
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  11. Question License Agreements

    Hello folks Sorry if this topic has been mentioned previously. I'm hoping someone can explain how people are able to sell genealogy products on Ebay. I purchased through the Latter Day Saints in NSW a copy of the British Isles Vital Records Index and the License Agreement states you may...

    Started by casrup‎, 11-02-2008 4:31 AM
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  12. Two copyright queries

    I have two queries, the first one is I have a postcard of an area to do with my family history. Its used and was posted. There is no manufacturer's name anywhere on it as I've looked.... Can I scan this for use in my family history book which a) will be printed/published by myself and only...

    Started by sindylin‎, 07-02-2008 10:06 PM
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  13. Copyright/Data Protection Laws

    Hi all For one of my web sites, I have been offered some old school magazines from the 1960's. Seeing that the school closed some years ago (whilst I was there whether that has any bearing on it) who would hold the copyright on the magazines? Also, what about the data protection laws about...

    Started by Neil Wilson‎, 04-01-2008 8:54 PM
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  14. H.Petty; Valentine's;Lilywhite Brighouse

    I have a few old sepia postcards published by the above printers; do you know if they are still under copyright or can I reproduce them? Annelisa

    Started by Annelisa‎, 10-11-2007 8:16 PM
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  15. Copyright Image Query (complicated)

    This isn't related to Family History, but I hope someone here can help me anyway. For my coursework, I need a picture of rotten teeth (to show the effects of a poor diet) and cannot find a free use image anywhere, nor can I take one myself. Instead, I decided to use a cartoon style picture of...

    Started by Oates‎, 02-09-2007 6:53 PM
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  16. copyright query

    I was going through some postcards my Aunt gave me after my gran died and found a couple of very old photo's among them (they are professional pics in postcard style). One of them has to be my Great Grandparents as my late grandad is the spitting image of one of the blokes in the photo. The...

    Started by Jem2109‎, 23-02-2006 8:18 PM
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  17. Transcriptions on Personal Web Pages

    If I purchase any data containing scanned original images in any form, fiche, cd etc, can I transcribe them myself and then load them onto a personal web page? I have lots of fiche bought over the years and just wondered if it would be copyright infringement? None of the fiche contain...

    Started by historynut‎, 14-10-2006 1:51 AM
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  18. Question Postcards

    I came across a collection of old photo-postcards in my fathers papers. These would all have been purchased well over fifty years ago. My understanding is that copyright in a photograph expires 50 years after the photo is taken. If there is any secondary copyright associated with the printing of...

    Started by woodjc‎, 13-09-2006 10:38 PM
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  19. Database Copyright

    I find this particular aspect to be extremely interesting Guy (And it should be to other readers too). Let's look at a scenario (and I use your name for illustrative purposes only): 1. Guy Etchells makes a transcript of a parish register (That becomes the copyright of Guy Etchells) 2....

    Started by Rod Neep‎, 10-04-2005 3:34 PM
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  20. Copyright of old maps

    I have just treated myself to an original print of an old map (Cheshire 1722). This is not a reproduction (or at least it had better not be, seeing what I paid for it!). My question to all you more knowledgeable folk is, "Are there any restrictions on what I can do with it, such as copy it?".

    Started by Wirral‎, 04-03-2006 4:34 PM
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    04-03-2006, 6:09 PM Go to last post

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