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From: Pat Asher <>
Subject: RE: [FreeHelp] Re: Where do I sign up for Free Pages?
Date: Sun, 11 Aug 2002 20:21:59 -0400
At 02:33 PM 8/9/2002, David S. Forcey wrote:
>Does this mean that any "fact" gleaned from a book, website, purchased CD,
>Ancestry subscription, etc. can be freely distributed without retribution?
>In other words, for example, is it legal for someone with a subscription to
>Ancestry.com to do lookups for someone else?
>Maybe those are two separate issues.?.?
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that facts can not be copyrighted and are
"free for the taking".
However, genealogy research often crosses national boundaries, and Courts
in some other countries have taken a more restrictive approach. Non-U.S.
publications are subject to the laws of the country in which the book/data
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