I want to thank you for this discussion of copyright. As I said before, I had a separate
issue about it, nothing to do with maps, but with a chapter of a book in which my ancestor
was mentioned, and which I had copied and uploaded to a genealogy website.
Your discussion rekindled my guilt and uncertainty, and so I wrote to the author of the
book, explaining what I had done. She generously granted me permission to use the
chapter, so long as I gave her credit, and she commended me for asking.
I feel so much better!
On Friday, April 29, 2016 3:45 AM, "gold(a)fermanaghroots.com via"
That's a very cavalier attitude. Especially given the number of people on the
list who are actually creating works, investing time and effort in doing so
and releasing them to the public so that other people can benefit from it.
While a copyright is designed to protect a work, it also records the person/
persons who actually created it. In many cases, making contact with the
copyright owner and explaining what you want to do with their work, will
result in permission to use it.
If the publisher's aren’t willing to print another batch, has anyone
considered writing to the copyright holder and asking permission for it to be
scanned and maybe make it available on the FG site as a PDF or something?
On Friday, 29 April 2016 12:15:16 BST Margaret Barnes via wrote:
I don’t care whether it is legal or not, I too would be prepared to
email any particular townlands anyone wants.
My copy of the Philips Atlas for Fermanagh/Tyrone was purchased at a
remainder bookshop in Sydney. Maybe that was when Octopus were ridding
themselves of the stock they inherited with their purchase.
Margaret in Oz.
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