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From: Caroline Gurney <>
Subject: Re: [TGF] Client querying copyright restriction
Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2012 23:40:17 +0100
On 15 April 2012 01:24, Tom Jones <> wrote:
> Why is it so important for a genealogist to maintain
> copyright over material written at a client's behest? Is asserting a
> right, just because you can, good for your business? Is the financial
> gain you acquire from retaining that copyright greater than the business
> you lose by asserting it?
I explained the reasons why it is important for me to maintain my
copyright in my original post.
I am not concerned about the loss of business in this case.
Fortunately I have other clients who pay well and appreciate my work.
I take the view that it is the prospective client who has lost out -
not me. Even if he were to change his mind and come back to me, I
would not take him on. A client who refuses to accept the law on
copyright, despite it being carefully and kindly explained to him,
might not want to accept the law on payment, either.