Month: December 2009

Please Read Dear Myrtle’s Post on

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Ancestry has been at it again. Please read this blog post by Dear Myrtle for more information. Thank you Mryt for bringing this to my attention!

In case you missed why Dear Myrtle and I are so upset, here is PART of the actual terms and agreements from the Mundia website.

5.1 License in your content

The Website may contain areas where you can post content, such as text, images, photographs, data, files and other materials. For purposes of clarity, as between you and us, you retain ownership of any content that you post, subject to the following paragraph.

For each item of content that you post, you grant to us and our affiliates a world-wide, royalty free, fully paid-up, non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, transferable, and fully sublicensable (including to other Website users) license, without additional consideration to you or any third party, to: (i) reproduce, distribute, make available, transmit, communicate to the public, perform and display (publicly or otherwise), edit, modify, adapt, create derivative works from and otherwise use such content, in any format or media now known or later developed; (ii) exercise all trademark, publicity and other proprietary rights with regard to such content; (iii) use your name, photograph, portrait, picture, voice, likeness and biographical information as provided by you in connection with your content for the Service, in each case, in connection with your content. For example, after your registration or subscription has ended, we may continue to use and display any content that you previously posted, and other users may continue may access, change, edit, add to, subtract from or otherwise amend such content. If you do not want to grant us the rights set out in these Terms of Use, please do not post any content on the Website.

To the extent permitted by applicable law, you agree to waive all moral rights in any content that you post or send whilst using the Website, including the right to be identified as the author of such content. source:Mundia Terms and Service 5.1

Yes, in case you don’t read terms of agreements, if you post anything on the new Mundia website you are GIVING it to Mundia to OWN and distribute FOR SALE as they see fit FOREVER. As genealogist we need to rise up against this practice. Spread the word that this is wrong. That information should not be freely given and then owned and sold by large corporations. Our volunteers here at Rutherford County TN, ask that you please do not post any of their work at Mundia. To do so will be in violation of our copyright. We are stating this now to protect ourselves and future photographers who give freely of their time, resources and services.

Also, please notice all work on this blog is COPYRIGHTED by the photographers who take the images and they do own the copyrights to those images. NOT NOT Please respect their hard work and don’t repost those images on the internet without written permission from the individual photographers.

Thanks you so much for reading this post.