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ISBN-13: 978-0806317588 ISBN-10: 0806317582

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  • Paperback: 134 pages
  • Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Company (December 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0806317582
  • ISBN-13: 978-0806317588
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,231,913 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Watershed Books on July 15, 2007
Format: Paperback
Genealogy is one of the most popular hobbies on the Internet. Genealogists love to share information about their families, and the very nature of the Internet fosters this practice. Probably because there is so much free information on the Web, many individuals have formed the false conclusion that "if it is on the Internet, anyone has a right to use the information as he/she sees fit." Despite the best of intentions, therefore, people will occasionally post content on a website or transmit it by e-mail without proper permission to do so.

The issue of copyright is an aspect of genealogical research that may never have crossed your mind. As copyright lawyer Karen Kreider Gaunt puts it, "Numerous misconceptions surround even basic issues, such as work for hire, fair use, public domain, and publication. An author or genealogist operating under one of these misconceptions could find herself faced with serious misunderstandings, loss of business and clients, harm to reputation and goodwill, and, at worst, litigation in federal court."

Ms. Gaunt's observations raise such fundamental questions as, "What is and what is not protected by copyright? What is in the public domain? Can I use information I find on the Internet? What constitutes fair use? When do I need to ask permission to use someone else's information, even if I quote it? And so on.

Fortunately, you can find the answers to these and similar questions in this new book, aimed primarily at genealogists and written in layman's terms. With Carmack's Guide to Copyright and Contracts in hand, you will be able to determine:

* What are your rights to your own genealogical discoveries?
* What can/should you do if someone has infringed on your copyright?
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on November 3, 2007
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A Certified Genealogist, Sharon DeBartolo Carmack is also an editor and one of the field's most prolific writers with sixteen books and hundreds of published articles to her credit. Therefore she brings a very special expertise to "Carmack's Guide To Copyright & Contracts: A Primer For Genealogists, Writers & Researchers". With a thoroughly 'reader friendly' conversational style of writing, Carmack clearly and accurately explains the basics of copyright, other rights, contracts, and how these all apply to the work of genealogists, writers, and researchers in genealogy or any other form of information gathering. "Carmack's Guide To Copyright & Contracts" addresses such questions as to whether or not permission is required to use something found on the Internet; can newspaper obituaries be reproduced without permission; how to determine when something is in the public domain; who owns the copyright to the client report; if an ancestor's diary can be published without permission; and whether lectures or lessons can be copyrighted. Of special note is what Carmack has to say about who owns the copyright to something written for a genealogical society by a volunteer. "Carmack's Guide To Copyright & Contracts" should be considered to be a highly recommended and indispensable reference for the professional and amateur genealogists, genealogical society volunteers and staff, instructors, writers, librarians, speakers, and anyone else wanting to clarify the copyright status of any material be it their own or another's.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Girard F. Bolton III on April 22, 2006
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Carmack's Guide to Copyright & Contracts is a must for any researcher or writer! The author goes into detail about her experiences in learning copyright laws and how they worked against her in the past and how she has changed the way she currently does business. She shows you what resources she believes will keep you from making the same mistakes she made. Family history researchers and book writers need to purchase her book before you leave Amazon.com. Do not learn the hard way like she did. Learn from her experiences!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Beth Ellis Bow on April 13, 2007
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This clear, precise guide to copyrights is a must for genealogists and historians alike. It simply and straightforwardly explains the ins and outs of copyright issues and pitfalls. It covers everything from copyright basics to fair use to works for hire to contracts. Don't be caught without this book!
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Provided basic background of copyright law for genealogists. The authors should have included samples of contracts with publishers for the printing genealogy books and sample letters for requesting permission to use copyright material. Quick delivery.
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