Acceptable copying

Acceptable copying

  • Basic, non-value-added, factual data – (eg names, dates, and places drawn from readily available public records) may be copied from individual records in a Category 2 or Category 3 databases as long as:
    • their reproduction doesn’t cut across the interests of the original creator (as it would if eg the format allowed third parties to reconstruct the whole or a significant part of the original)
    • the source is listed
    • the creator has given permission for anything other than small-scale reproduction (anything more than, say, 0.1 per cent of the total dataset).
  • Value-added material – such as transliterations, linkages of records, photographs, explanatory notes – may be copied from a Category 3 database
    as long as:

    • It’s only on a small scale (for example, a few individual entries or a single family tree)
    • the source is listed

 

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