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From: Rod Dav4is <>
Subject: Re: [FreeHelp] How do I keep source info on my webpage when someonecopies it?
Date: Fri, 08 Oct 2010 22:04:23 -0400
Wrong. You do not lose copyright when you post to Ancestry or
elsewhere, unless you signed some sort of agreement to that effect.
Enforcing that copyright is another matter entirely.
The short answer to your question is No.
There are ways to conceal copyright notices or anything else inside a
page so it does not display -- but these can /always/ be found and
removed if the copy-cat is savvy enough.
For example, all of my pages contain the following notice in the <
Head > section.:
<meta name="Copyright"content="This file copyright ©2010 Roderic A. Davis
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED">
But it's not difficult for someone to remove that.
On 2010-10-08 17:49, jwhipple wrote:
> Someone stole my whole Joseph Whipple Rootsweb page
> and put it up on her Ancestry family tree page with no source or credit. It looks like she researched for ten years before computers and wrote all of the biography. It is not just names and dates, it is a family history story - words - and the first chapter of my old book.
> She carefully took out the info at the top that this material is from my 1981 copyrighted book and cut off the bottom banner where I beg folks to honor the Fair Use Copyright Law and give credit if you use someone else's research!
> Rebecca at Ancestry Head Office wrote me that Ancestry condones this practice and that I signed away any right to my story when I put up the Rootsweb page.
> Is there a simple way (I only understand the very, very basics of html) to embed my webpage url or the titles of my books on the page so that when it is copied the source goes with it and shows on the page?
> Thanks for any advice.
> Judy Whipple
Regards, Rod Dav4is / P.O. Box 118 / Hyde Park, NY 12538 / USA
Trustee and Webmaster
Little Nine Partners Historical Society
Personal website: Genealogy, et Cetera: http://freepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~dav4is/
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