Copying a page or two for your own use is acceptable “fair use” under the copyright laws.
However, once you start distributing copies for others to use in their own research as
opposed to just being a part of your own family history, even if only to a small select
group like Fermanagh Gold, then you are publishing it and that crosses the line as far as
the law is concerned.
From: Viola Wiggins via
Sent: Saturday, April 30, 2016 7:20 AM
To: gold(a)fermanaghroots.com ; fermanagh-gold(a)rootsweb.com
Subject: Re: FERMANAGH-GOLD Philip's Street Atlases now out of print
According to what I was told by a senior member of the Library's staff, I understand
that to scan single pages or a few pages, not for publication, but not every page of a
book is permitted. If for publication permission should be sought.
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