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From: Michael Hait <>
Subject: Re: [APG] Client Report Copyright Ownership on Expert Connect
Date: Thu, 9 Apr 2009 14:48:10 -0400
Actually, this is exactly what it means, and, unless I am mistaken, you should, as a professional genealogist, already be following this maxim. The report you write for a client is their property - they contracted the work - unless you have them state otherwise in writing. The BCG also acknowledges this. They have a sample "permission to use" form on their website.
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> Date: Thu, 9 Apr 2009 08:50:10 -0500
> To: ;
> Subject: [APG] Client Report Copyright Ownership on Expert Connect
> Hello Todd,
> As I continue to review the Terms and Conditions of the Expert Connect
> service I am confused about some of the statements.
> Under #15 COPYRIGHT POLICY, fourth paragraph is the following statement:
> Material created and submitted by a provider to a Client through a
> service offering will, unless the submitter specifically states in
> writing to the contrary and this exception is also agreed upon in
> writing by the Client, is the property of the Client.
> Can you explain what Ancestry thinks this means? Since this is under the
> copyright section are you saying I must get the client to agree that I
> retain copyright ownership of the report I create and send to the
> client? This seems to contradict U.S. law if I am reading it correctly.
> Regards, Debbie
> Debbie Parker Wayne
> Wayne Research -- http://debbiewayne.com/
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