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From: "Ronald Colby" <>
Subject: Re: [FreeHelp] Ian / was two questions
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2007 11:03:17 -0600
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what are they going to sue you for?

You can't copyright your name, your birth, marriage and death dates are a
mater of public record.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Judy Florian" <>
To: "Ian Singer" <>
Cc: <>
Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2007 7:56 AM
Subject: Re: [FreeHelp] Ian / was two questions

On 4/10/07, Ian Singer <> wrote:
> I publish information on
> living people as there is no such thing as an inherent right to privacy.
> Ian Singer

Common sense should prevail.

I'm not even referring to "identity theft" issues -- that is not my point.
It is simply COURTESY. Each person OWNS their own life. They have rights
to make decisions about ANYthing that ultimately affects them personally.
Most genealogy companies do NOT publish info on living, and it's probably
best if individual webmasters follow the same rule.

The web can be used for good and bad purposes. Why even get close to the
other boundary, where the Living Person could try to sue you? Also other
genealogists typically have bad reactions to seeing "living" on websites, so
visitors could be angry too.


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