RLP 109: Copyright and also Plagiarism


Today’s episode of Research Like a Pro is about copyright and plagiarism for genealogists. Have you ever wondered what the rules are for using others’ work? When is it ok to use works whose copyright may have expired? How can you know if sharing something in your family history book or blog is fair use or not? Come listen to our discussion of these important topics.


Plagiarism and Copyright for Genealogists by Diana at Family Locket

 Elizabeth Shown Mills’  QuickLesson 15: Plagiarism—Five “Copywrongs” of Historical Writing

The National Genealogical Society has published “Guidelines for Sharing information with Others”

The Legal Genealogist – blog posts on copyright – by Judy Russell

Judy Russell’s  video from Rootstech 2020, “2019:Year of the Copyright”

 Cornell University Library “Copyright Information Center”

About CC Licenses –  at Creative Commons

The Commons – Flickr

Measuring Fair Use: The Four Factors – at Stanford University Libraries

Decision Trail – interactive tool at BYU

 FUEL: Fair Use Evaluation Log – interactive tool at BYU

Research Like a Pro eCourse

Study Group – more information and email list

Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist’s Guide by Diana Elder with Nicole Dyer on Amazon.com

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