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From: Tom Mueller <>
Subject: [APG] Issue resolved--Copyright of photodupe from LOC
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2004 20:02:10 -0800 (PST)
Thank you to everyone who replied.
I did indeed take LOC documentation to the retailer,
along with some information that had been posted here
in response to my initial post. I was also asked to
sign a waiver, which I'm sure they keep on file (one
wonders if the waiver would actually relieve the
retailer of culpability in a case of true copyright
infringement). At any rate, I now have copies--have
already sent several to relatives [including my
father's newly found first cousin!]--and have the
original safely tucked away until I can properly frame
I was a little (?) miffed at first, but I do
appreciate the retailer's concern and caution under
Thanks again to all who responded.
--- Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer
> Tom Mueller wrote:
> >I just attempted to have copies made of the print
> today, and they wouldn't
> >copy my print because they said it was copyrighted
> material. I'm
> >disappointed to say the least, as I paid $98.00 for
> the single print I have,
> >intending to make copies for family members--for
> propagation. How is this
> >so, with an image that is readily available?
> Most photocopy shops are very careful about not
> infringing on copyright,
> and prefer to err on the side of caution. Kinkos,
> which has been
> mentioned in other posts recently, had the
> misfortune of having a law
> case, in which it was the defendant, named after it,
> and other photocopy
> shops don't want to have the same fate.
> Perhaps if you took some of the documentation from
> the American Memory
> page regarding the copyright or lack of it for the
> materials to the
> photocopy shop you could convince them.
> Alternatively, if you don't
> personally have a scanner that you can use, maybe
> you can find a friend
> who would scan it for you.
> Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer
> Hyde Park, NY 12538
> Genealogical Writer and Speaker
> Author of Long Distance Genealogy:
> Researching Your Ancestors from Home
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