Month: December 2009
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.
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, cemeteries.com 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 Ancestry.com. NOT Mundia.com. 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.