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Subject: Re: [DEV] [ADMIN] Copying census images - Was: MARY JANE JERRARD 1861census
Date: Sat, 20 Aug 2005 17:09:38 -0400
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From: Brian Randell <>
Sent: Sat, 20 Aug 2005 21:57:43 +0100
Subject: [DEV] [ADMIN] Copying census images - Was: MARY JANE JERRARD
>She was in Gloucestershire - do you want the image?
You may not have seen the ADMIN message of a few months ago regarding
rules about census images - copy attached below.
At 6:37 pm +0100 10/4/05, Brian Randell wrote:
>From a message on another genealogy mailing list:
>>... please note that when you have a copy of a census page,
>>either from a CD or downloaded from a web site, it is ILLEGAL to
>>copy and forward it to someone else.
>>Please read the licence and copyright notice on the source from
>>you obtained the census image. It will include the words "must not
>>copied" and "for personal research only".
>>For the avoidance of doubt, this applies to *copies of census page
>>images* (which are not allowed), and does not apply to census
>>transcriptions (which are allowed).
>The above advice is I'm afraid absolutely correct, and indeed
>applies not just to census images, but also to images of other Crown
>Copyright documents, e.g. ones obtained from the National Archives
>via their Documents Online service.
>There have been a growing number of indications on Devon-L of people
>sending census images direct to requestors, in answer to queries. No
>doubt this has only been done out of a spirit of helpfulness, but
>this is not a sufficient excuse.
>Please - NO MORE REQUESTS FOR, OR OFFERS TO SUPPLY COPIES OF, SUCH
>IMAGES, ON DEVON-L.
>Instead, please limit responses to requests for census information
>to transcriptions, not images.
>PS By all means respond to Terry and me directly if you wish to
>comment on this issue - but discussions of matters of copyright.
>etc., are OFF-TOPIC for Devon-L.
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