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Re: copyright laws

Posted: 11 Sep 2011 11:09PM GMT
Classification: Query
What about other types of newspaper articles? Such as an accident article that caused someone's death or what if someone was on trial for murder, or an article about a relative going into the Peace Corp?

As I understand it, anything prior to 1923 is public domain anyway. So, in the above samples, I would suppose you'd have to get permission from the newspaper if after 1923?

And, if you published a genealogy book to sell to family members: The Descendants of Joe Smith - what then? The sales would primarily be to cover costs of publication. But, if well researched and comprehensive, maybe a local library might be interested in having a copy in their reference or history department.

I know of several people distant in my family who have done hard cover genealogy books and they are sold through the local genealogical society at various functions where they have a booth. These books are basically sold to family members even though some might be very distant. That's about the only people who would be interested anyway.

I do put up copies of obits, marriages and other articles on my page. Of course, for living people, only my invited relatives can see them.
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