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From: "Eileen Souza" <>
Subject: Re: [TGF] More on copyright
Date: Sun, 29 Apr 2012 05:34:41 -0400
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What James Tanner states is absolutely true but if this is pertaining to the
thread on APG about restrictions that some subscription sites are placing on
professionals--it is contract law not copyright law. Sites like Ancestry
and findmypast control "access" to their databases and images by
subscription. When you subscribe, you are making a contract with the site
provider that you will provide their requested dues and they will provide
"access" to their content. The Terms and Conditions are the contractual
conditions that you agreed to when you subscribed. It is there the provider
defines who can access what for their dues. It is in this contract that
findmypast excludes use by professionals except for their own personal
family research.

Eileen A Souza
Eldersburg, MD
Old Bones Genealogy LLC

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