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Subject: [ROOTS-L] Re: Ancestry World Tree Project Surprise
Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2006 15:40:14 EDT
Now if they had taken someone's
personal family stories, like for instance the journal entries of an
ancestor, a biography, etc, then that would be considered copyright
Probably NOT. If you have inherited a family Bible or journal or notes kept
by an ancestor you still didn't create them so you cannot copyright them.
If a bio was published -- unless it is recent enough to fall under copyright,
it too is in the public domain. Most of the old "county history bios" are in
the public domain.