[APG Public List] Copyright

Carole Riley carole at heritagegenealogy.com.au
Wed Nov 4 18:30:51 MST 2009

Patty, thank you for your concern about the international members. In
Australia our copyright laws were brought into line with those of the US
after we signed the Free Trade Agreement a few years ago, although it's best
not to make assumptions.

I find that even though the specifics of the answers may not be relevant to
me the questions make me think about how things are in my own country. 

Carole Riley
Heritage Genealogy
ABN 56 087 605 141
Ph: 02 9482 8690
Website: www.heritagegenealogy.com.au
Blog: www.nswgenealogy.com.au/blog
PO Box 2209 Hornsby NSW 1635 Australia

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Fellow list members

Interesting discussion about copyright... Just a note of caution. Let's not 
forget that this list is one that crosses international boundaries. That 
means we must be careful when we make blanket statements about issues - 
especially when they involve legislation. Example - The copyright law in 
Canada is probably not the same ast that in the US or England or Australia 
or any other of the number of places where posters to this list reside. The 
*intent* of such laws may be the same, but the devil is in the details.  So 
probably while the majority on this list are American, I would hesitate to 
offer my opinion about copyright without adding the caveat that it is my 
understanding of how it applies in Canada, which is where I live and do most

of my research. Otherwise I run the risk of spreading mis- or incomplete 

When we make claims that this or that is true or false (or right or wrong), 
let's not forget to explain the context.

Patty McGregor
Ontario, Canada

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