allow you access under certain conditions. Most would not allow you to
publish thier images elsewhere, even regardless of whether they own the
copyright. They might agree to license you to use thier images, perhaps
for a fee.
Ask them directly. Put your case for how it may benefit them (e.g.
attribution gives them good publicity), and justify your publication.
Note, I'm not a lawyer.
On 30/01/2014 22:46, Hugh Ainsley wrote:
Copyright is unfortunately a minefield. You have to remember that
only is there the copyright associated with the original documents - ie
the paper buried deep in the TNA's basement - but there also exists
copyright associated with the copies and/or the presentation of them.
Coyright will (probably) have expired on the ORIGINAL documents - but
we neither get to see nor to copy them - what we look at is Ancestry's
(or <whoever>'s reproduction - and even if WHAT is reproduced is
copyright free, the manner in which the reproduction is presented
carries its own copyright should the "authors" choose to exercise it.
Simply put, if i take a photo of an Egyptian wall painting, the
original art work is most certainly out of copyright (though possibly
not free of a Mummy's Curse!) - but my photo is most certainly my
copyright, and woe betide you if you reproduce it without my
Like i said - a minefield!
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