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      Copyright infringement is property theft and intellectual rape. Are you a thief and rapist? Read on...
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      Permission to reproduce major portions of text on other websites is normally denied since this website is a living document and constantly subject to updating and correction.  Authors and webmasters do not want uncontrolled and uncorrected versions of their texts floating around the internet.  Linking to a text is the most acceptable option since it relieves the linker of responsibility for the changing content of the master copy of the document.  See Citing and Linking.

      If you do not understand copyright and intellectual property law, apply a simple rule of courtesy:  Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.  If you can conceive of the hours, weeks, and years of research, skill and education that can go into developing an idea, a text, an index, or a graphic, you would doubtlessly not like to have somebody steal that work from you and claim it as their own.  Copyright infringement is plagiarism.

Plagiarism. n. the wrongful appropriation or purloining , and publication as one's own, of the ideas, or the expression of the ideas (literary, artistic, musical, mechanical, etc.) of another. [Oxford English Dictionary]

Plagiarize.  vt., vi., to take and use as one's own the thoughts, writings, or inventions of another.  [Oxford English Dictionary]

      Due to the ease of theft on the internet, international copyright laws are being tightened.  The penalties for copyright infringement can be severe. For a better understanding of copyright and related ethical issues, you may wish to explore these links:


Copyright Issues, by Cyndi Howells (of Cyndi's List fame)

10 Myths About Copyright Explained, by Brad Templeton
Intellectual Property Law
U.S. Copyright and Genealogy, by Michael Goad.
Restoring Ethics to Genealogy, by Barbara A. Brown.
The Copyright Wizard
Plagiarism, by Sharon Stoerger.

      A final note of warning to internauts: Beware of web sites whose "copyright notice" consists principally of a disclaimer to the effect that infringement on their part is unintentional, and that they will consider negotiating with challengers. They are, in effect, putting you on notice that they are thieves, and consider themselves innocent until caught. Such lapses in ethics call into question the reliability of any other information presented on such web sites.