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Re: Copyright Question
In Response To: Re: Copyright Question ()

Yes, Dena, you have to print it and save the header which will tell you where it came from and what time etc.

The issue of copyright continues to challenge writers, researchers and publishers. The obvious rule breakers are plagerism, using someone's research with no mention of the researcher and simple copy and pasting.

My motto is when in doubt, don't do it. That includes Afrigeneas. I recently read an oblique "jibe" about this same subject on another forum. Copyright is serious stuff. The exposure for Afrigeneas is important to consider when posting a FULL article. There is nothing funny about crossing the copyright line....especially when the name and reputation of Afrigeneas is involved.

As historians, genealogists, writers, we have to be even more vigilant in chronicling our 600 years in the Americas. Each day Afrigeneas posters add a new dimension to the American experience by sharing their family's stories. We can't afford to "lift" information from sources, massage the truth to fit the story and silently ignore what we know is untrue.

So Dena, I thank you for your insight.

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18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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