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If I Ever Write a Book, Going the Self-Published Route – February 28, 2021

I haven’t decided if I will ever publish a book, but if I do it will be self-published. I am not a fan of traditional publishers. They keep too much money and have too much control. I read an article … Continue reading

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Contract, not copyright — The Legal Genealogist

Different laws, different rules If there’s any question that has readers more confused than the “why can’t I use this item from that website” question, The Legal Genealogist doesn’t know what it might be. It’s a question that comes in … Continue reading

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Discover your ancestors in the news with FREE ACCESS* to Publisher Extra through February 15th – February 11, 2021

Standard Disclaimer: I am not an attorney and nothing I post is intended to be, nor should be construed as legal advice. If you legal questions, consult a lawyer with expertise in your area and is familiar with the area … Continue reading

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3 Count: False Collection — Plagiarism Today

Unicolors is asking Supreme Court to hear H&M case, Japanese artist wins case over goldfish-filled phone booth and UFC President doubles down on anti-piracy message. 3 Count: False Collection — Plagiarism Today. I am curious if the Supreme Court will hear … Continue reading

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One Simple Facebook Change That Can Help Attribution — Plagiarism Today

When it comes to setting citation standards, Facebook is an interesting case study. Where Twitter’s citation standards were generally developed by users and adapted by Twitter itself, Facebook has always taken a top-down approach and imposed its desired citation standards … Continue reading

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5 Strange Things You Learn Studying Plagiarism — Plagiarism Today

2021 will mark the 16th year I’ve run Plagiarism Today and the 21st year I’ve been studying plagiarism. Though, when I started, I thought it would just be a diversion for me, the topic of plagiarism and content misuse broadly … Continue reading

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Factually speaking… — The Legal Genealogist

Not copyrightable It’s the kind of information a genealogist may spend hours or days or even weeks ferreting out. Hunting through courthouses and archival back rooms for county records that don’t exist that far back in time. Trudging through court … Continue reading

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Welcome to 1925! — The Legal Genealogist

The copyright clock keeps ticking For many Americans, this is the first Saturday and second day of 2021. For The Legal Genealogist, it’s the second day of 1925. 927 more words Welcome to 1925! — The Legal Genealogist Cite/link to this … Continue reading

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Find-A-Grave and Copyright – Tombstone Tuesdays December 8, 2020

Standard Disclaimer:  I am not an attorney and any comments I post are not intended, nor should they be construed, as legal advice. If you need legal advice, please consult a legal expert who is familiar with the area of … Continue reading

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3 Ways Spotify’s Plagiarism Tool is Different — Plagiarism Today

Last week, the music streaming service Spotify attracted headlines from all over the world after a European patent filing revealed that they were working on a new tool that would help spot songwriter plagiarism, whether accidental or intentional. Though many, … Continue reading

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