Tag Archives: copyright

Primary sources and old buildings

We’ve been struck by the similarity between transcribing old records – primary sources like birth registers, Wills and so on – and conserving old buildings. People are very conscious these days of the vandalism that can be done to lovely … Continue reading

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SOCIETY OF GENEALOGISTS

We’re keen to spread the word about the Genealogy Quality Code, and particularly to attract interest from across the genealogical spectrum. So we we’re delighted that the June 2012 edition of the Society of Genealogists Magazine  carries a letter from … Continue reading

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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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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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