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From: Lyn Vincent< >
Subject: Re: NZ Data on the Internet
Date: 14 Dec 1998 17:16:40 -0800
>>>Elwyn Goldsbury said:
Even offering> a "lookup" service for free is stepping on shaky ground as its not
>> "PRIVATE Use". the
>>only defence you have is they would need to PROVE you were actually
This is all getting a little frightening. I, like many others do free look-ups when time permits. I do not gain anything except satisfaction. What about when you have collected lots of information on a family from lots of data bases over the years and you send these to another person studying the same family. If it is illegal it will be not only be my loss but other researchers as well. Legally it seems that it may better to be a professional researcher. I am at a loss to see the difference. Am I breaking the law? Am I on shaky ground? Or are these views verging on pedantic? Also as there are so many of us doing free look-ups they are going to be pretty busy taking us all to court aren't they? I am really finding it hard to believe that we are doing anything wrong. Are there any other legal eagles out there who can back up the claim by Elwyn?
"I'm into the past, but hopefully not living in it, yet."
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