Author Topic: COPYRIGHT - PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING!  (Read 5710 times)


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« on: Monday 07 November 05 11:21 GMT (UK) »

Copyright is a legal mechanism that protects the originators of material from their work being copied by somebody else.

You may not post copyrighted material on RootsChat without the written consent of the copyright owner, the detail of which must be included in your posting. If you are in doubt if something is copyright, then assume it is.

You are responsible for the messages that you post to ensure that they do not breach copyright. If you infringe copyright, your post will be deleted by our Copyright Editors, and you could be locked out from using RootsChat.

Copyright Editors in the past removed breaches of copyright from RootsChat and contacted members to explain.  The volume of members and number of posts may now mean that this approach is not always possible and breaches (and suspected breaches) will be deleted from RootsChat and a notice posted in its place.  There may be no personal message sent as in the past.  Whilst it is recognised that these measures will cause some problems for members they are vital for the protection of RootsChat.

For more detailed information on RootsChat’s COPYRIGHT POLICY 

GENERAL GUIDANCE on Copyright and Intellectual Property


May we remind you all that ANCESTRY/FINDMYPAST etc are commercial sources and you should not make requests for look ups from commercial sources

Most commercial sources have strict 'Terms of Use', which forbid publishing their data elsewhere, so asking for such look-ups is also asking people to ignore the 'Terms of Use'.

You may find your request removed, without any further explanation.

RootsChat Copyright Team

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