The following document:
determine if copyright still exists. Crown copyright does expire, and
section 12 of this document provides a flow diagram for determining it.
Based on that, I am not convinced that crown copyright still exists in
many of the censuses.
Part of this depends on the term "publication" and its interpretation in
regard to these documents - see section 3.
Note also however you are dealing with three things here, not one, all
of which you need to assess.
1) Copyright, which can expire
2) Any contract you have made with the provider of the information.
(For example Ancestry does not own copyright on the images it provides,
but you may have made a contract with Ancestry that constrains how you
use the information you obtain from them).
3) Privacy. My understanding is that this only applies if it relates
to a living individual, which would therefore not apply to the majority
of census records. I would suggest you reassess this however if you do
find out that an individual is still alive.
On 30/01/2014 17:45, Peter Goodey wrote:
On Thu, 2014-01-30 at 14:08 +0000, Keith Atkinson wrote:
> We are a not-for-profit Local Amenity Society compiling an online
> Directory of historic buildings in our area. We would like to upload
> or link the relevant census pages onto our site to show the
> occupants/occupations etc of these buildings over the decades The
> easiest way is to use the TNA Census pages. These are presumably
> copyrighted but of course widely available online and at TNA.
This page may help.
"You may quote or transcribe from Crown copyright documents freely and
without formal permission. However you must give the document reference
number and acknowledge The National Archives as custodian of the
If you wish to publish an image of a document held at The National
Archives (including readers' own photographs of records) then you should
contact the Image Library for further advice"
If you want to display images downloaded from a commercial company,
there may be other copyright issues which you'll have to explore.
I suspect that transcriptions would have to be your own original
transcriptions and not copied from Ancestry or FMP etc.
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