From ISOGG Wiki
Copyright is a legal concept, enacted by most governments, giving the creator of an original work exclusive rights to it, usually for a limited time.
The Association of Professional Genealogists in the US has a page of useful copyright links which can be found here.
- Copyright advice from the Intellectual Property Office
- Copyright articles and guidance from the National Archives
- UK copyright law from the Copyright Service
- Reproduction of birth, death and marriages certificates General Register Office approved guidance on the use of certified copies of official certificates. The National Archives, May 2014.
- Copyright Hub - a proposed gateway to information about copyright in the UK. As of July 2013 the site is in a test phase.
- Copyright Infringement Portal
- Copyright FAQ from the Library of Congress
- Copyright basics from the United States Copyright Office
- Stanford University article on copyright, fair use and the public domain
- Copyright term and the public domain in the United States
- Copyright and genealogy by Pat Asher
- Copyright fundamentals for genealogy by Mike Goad
- QuickLesson 15: Plagiarism—Five "Copywrongs" of Historical Writing by Elizabeth Shown Mills
- A collection of links on the subject of copyright from Cyndi's List
- Copyright Watch A website that collects and monitors copyright laws from all over the world
- Wikipedia article summarising copyright situations by country
Blogs and blog posts
- The Legal Genealogist blog by Judy Russell. Includes many useful articles on US copyright and its application to genealogy. The basic principles are universally applicable.
- Copyright, plagiarism and citing your sources by Michael Hait
- QuickLesson 15: Plagiarism ― Five "Copywrongs" of Historical Writing by Elizabeth Shown Mills. Evidence Explained: Historical Analysis, Citation & Source Usage.
- Correspondence: Privacy? Confidentiality? Ownership by Elizabeth Shown Mills. Evidence Explained, 9 August 2015.
- The Rootsweb Copyright Mailing List A list for "the discussion of copyright issues, particularly as they pertain to genealogical matters (e.g., reprints; fair use; mailing lists; publishing of books, webpages and the like".