Monthly Archives: January 2012

Data pirates go for printed books too!

In the Keep it offline blog, we note the commonly-held view that databases are safer if they’re never loaded up to the web. This must be true if you keep a single manuscript locked away forever in a high-security safe. … Continue reading

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Keep it offline?

One of the things we’ve heard from several people who’ve been compiling important databases is that they simply won’t put their stuff on the web, because of the risk that it’ll be pirated. Elsewhere on this site (Why have a … Continue reading

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Primary and Secondary Sources

The amazing “double life” of a man, born, wed and buried in Zutphen Holland  (Has this happened to you?) whilst, simultaneously, marrying and fathering children several thousands of miles across the ocean  in Ohio USA, underlines the importance of obtaining … Continue reading

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Copyright, Commonsense, Courtesy

Some people who’ve looked at this site say it ought to give background/advice on copyright law etc. But we don’t want to get sucked into all that. There are already loads of websites, some of them very authoritative, on copyright. … Continue reading

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