[APG Public List] copyright

P. McGregor pmcgr at allstream.net
Wed Nov 25 18:08:20 MST 2009

Let's not lose sight of the original question which was: Is it an 
infringement of copyright to copy an image from an ebay listing?  By buying 
the postcard that question no longer becomes an issue. If then copying that 
postcard and creating another image is an infringement of the postcard 
copyright is another separate question which I'm sure will generate  some 
discussion of its own.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Pat Asher" <pjroots at att.net>
To: "P. McGregor" <pmcgr at allstream.net>
Cc: <apgpubliclist at apgen.org>
Sent: Wednesday, November 25, 2009 6:49 PM
Subject: Re: [APG Public List] copyright

> At 06:27 PM 11/25/2009, P. McGregor wrote:
>>I would suggest that if the card is available on ebay and is of
>>genealogical interest to someone, rather than trying to copy the
>>image (which often has that annoying camera watermark in the lower
>>right corner), just buy the card if it is not overly expensive.
> Physical possession of the object, i.e. the postcard, has nothing to
> do with ownership of any potential copyrights that may or may not exist.
> Pat Asher


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