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Copyright Fair Use and How it Works for Online Images

Copyright Fair Use and How it Works for Online Images
You’ve heard the adage that a picture is worth a thousand words, but when that picture is protected by copyright, the picture is only worth three words: cease and desist. OK, that’s kind of a lawyer joke. But it illustrates how protective people are about finding their images used online without permission. Copyright laws were established not to give the author the right to deny their work to other people, but instead to encourage its creation. Article I, Section 8, clause 8, of the United States Constitution states the purpose of copyright laws is “to promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries.” It’s a delicate balance between the rights of the creator and the public’s interest. This article will cover exactly what copyright is and what it covers. And then we’ll look at the concept of fair use as it pertains to using images online. What Is Copyright? In Summary Related:  Genealogy Technology

How to Print a 9 Generations of Your Family Tree on a Fan Chart | We Are Cousins In this post you will learn where and how to print 9 generations of your family tree on a fan chart. It is free and very easy to do. Last Saturday I made a blog post at my personal blog website titled “Getting Started With X-DNA Genealogy Research“. On that post I shared a partial image of my family tree highlighting the ancestors from whom I possibly inherited my X-Chromosome. I got many readers asking where I had created the chart that I used and that sparked me to create this blog post since it may be just what you need to display your family tree. What you see above is what you will get. I printed the above chart using the 9 Generation Fan (black & white) at There are two ways that this website can create the fan chart for you. The second way to create your chart will be to upload a Gedcom file. Once you create your Gedcom, under the Blue Button found at the website there is a link labeled “TRY NOW”. Click on “Choose File” and upload your Gedcom.

Copyright Issues for Social Media Today, every social media user is a publisher of sorts and many publish without consideration of existing copyright laws. Social media has transformed our means of communication by providing instant information to publish and publicize almost anything. In addition, social media provides marketing opportunities for instant, mass publication of content including everything from tweets, photos, blogs and links to content. Posting Original Material in the Twitter-verse An estimated 75 million users are on Twitter worldwide—that's a lot of eyeballs. It may be possible for some original tweets to receive copyright protection. Within that vein, consider “$*! Other barriers that limit copyright protection for tweets include the fact that most tweets are factual statements, and generally facts cannot be copyrighted. The Pitfalls of Reposting or Repinning Social media users should not assume that providing credit for a work or perhaps a link to a webpage avoids copyright infringement.

untitled WordPress for Genealogy: Adding a Lineage Snapshot Box to Blog Posts About Ancestors, Part I Recently someone asked on my family history blog (Colleen and Jeff’s Roots) what program I use to add the Genealogy Snapshot box to the blog posts I write about each ancestor or relative. Anytime I write a blog post profiling an ancestor or relative, I add a box to the bottom of the post that notes the person’s name, parents’ names, spouse’s name, relationship to me or my husband, and the generation trail between that featured person and my husband or me (using a numbered list instead of a bullet list so that one can easily identify the number of generations between the featured ancestor and my husband or me). A diagram of my typical Genealogy Snapshot box, displayed at the bottom of a post about my Grand Uncle Pat Flanagan. Note how under the Relationship list (the generations trail), I indicate how he is related to me (the Uncle of my mother). Why a Genealogy Snapshot? I do this because: It can be confusing for readers (even for me!) General Approach The Code Building & Populating the Box

Using Google Image Search in Your Research - Lisa Lisson Have you ever used Google Image Search to search images (ie photos, postcards, etc) in your genealogical research? Like most everyone these days, I search the internet using a search engine like Google. I search using keywords and phrases. I “google” everything except the images in my family history files. Think of the potential…. My ancestors photos could be in someone else’s closet. Back to Google Image Search….. Below are the steps to search for an image on Google. 1. 2. 3. I uploaded a photograph of Esther Lee Richardson taken in the late 1910′s. Search results for where this photograph appears on the web appear. I have a set of “unknown” photographs that I perform a Google Image Search on regularly. Have you had interesting results from a Google Image Search?

Optimizing your Ancestry Experience A web browser is a program that you use to access the Internet, such as Internet Explorer or Firefox. While Ancestry can be accessed using any browser, our site is optimized to perform best on the current versions of Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari. Note: The articles linked below will open in a new window to better aid you in this process. You can close these windows and return to this article at any time. This article discusses the following: Recommended web browsers for Ancestry A web browser is a program that you use to access the Internet (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox). For Windows computers: Google ChromeInternet ExplorerFirefox For Mac computers: Google ChromeFirefoxSafari For Mobile Devices such as a tablet or smart phone: Google ChromeSafari If you aren’t sure what browser version you are using, click here. You can also find more information, including links to download some web browsers, by clicking here. Managing your internet cache and cookies

Terry's TMG Tips - New Computer or Version This page updated 30 Jul 2014 Version note: Applies to TMG 8 & 9 This article describes how to move your data recorded in TMG 5 or later to a new computer or to a new version of TMG on the same computer. Each version of TMG since TMG 5 is a totally separate program from earlier versions. By default, each version of TMG is installed in a separate location from earlier versions if one exists on the computer. Default File Locations Each version TMG by default creates new folders for Project data and for configuration files created when you make various settings within the program. The easiest way to transfer existing Projects and configuration files to a new installation is to create a backup of the project in the older installation, and then Restore the Project in the new installation. The default file locations used depends on the operating system installed on the computer. What to Transfer by Backup and Restore Preparing the Backup Files Click Next to advance to Step 2: Updating Paths

33 Incredible Things You Can Do With Your Family Photos These are way better than just leaving them on your hard drive. Buzzfeed 1. Turn them into wrapping paper. It’s easy and inexpensive. Learn how here. 2. Find the tutorial on how to transform your family photos here. 3. Order a set of three “tiny books” for $10 here. 4. Find the easy how-to here. 5. Mike Spohr / BuzzFeed If your local bakery can’t put a photo on a cake, you can order your photo on an edible sheet that can be placed atop any cake for $12.95 here. 6. Custom order one here for $60. 7. Order one here starting at $25. 8. Learn how here. 9. Find the tutorial here. 10. Order one here for $18. 11. Question: Is this the coolest thing on this list? 12. Put a favorite image on the outside of the box, then fill the inside with your favorite prints. 13. Get yours here from $21.50. 14. Personally customize your case here for $39.99. 15. Upgrade your morning coffee here from $11.99. 16. Order one here for $22.99. 17. Get a full year’s worth of prints here for $40. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26.

Webinar: Metadata and Digital Images What if you could store information about a file such as a description, the author, keywords, etc., and associate it with the file so it is always available? What if you could easily search on your computer for all photos with a certain person in them? By using a file’s metadata you will be able to do just that! It is a valuable means of managing any data and it is very easy to do once you know how. Thomas MacEntee, presenter of Metadata and Digital Images is one of the leading presenters of genealogy and family history webinars.

MICHIGAN FAMILY TRAILS : HOW I SAVE COUSIN CONTACT INFO USING EVERNOTE We all get them. Those contacts from cousins we’ve never met. Maybe we have a connection, maybe we don’t. They might contact you in any number of ways:by emailvia Facebookby phonemaybe on Pinterest or Twitteror maybe even by good old snail mailHOW DO YOU KEEP THEM ALL STRAIGHT? I definitely struggled with this question for many years. I first started saving all communication in surname folders in my email. HOWEVER, those methods didn’t seem to be a good long term working solution. I thought about using Excel and that wasn’t a bad idea. Then it came to me. I’m a daily user of Evernote for everything from genealogy tips, storing my blog posts, setting appointments to recipes and landscape ideas. I started this process not long ago and here is what I’m doing. 1. NOTE: I have redacted names & emails to protect those cousins who may not want their information made public. Here are some of my cousin notes stored in Evernote. Another thing you may have wondered about. I use Evernote for that too.

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