Conditions of use for transcribed and other material.
As you have arrived on this page, you probably came either from a page of transcribed information which was transcribed by me (Keith Morris), or a page, photograph or graphic to which I or others hold the copyright.
If you came from someone else's page, or a page containing data generated by someone else and "htmlised" by me, then the same general rules and conditions apply, but this page should be read in the 1st person plural, and not 1st person singular (e.g. "we" instead of "I". )
This page is aimed mainly (but not only) at those who would attempt to make monetary gain from my (or other people's) endeavours.
Note: Under English Law, it doesn't have to say copyright on it to be copyrighted, and it would be English Law that would be used against any infringements of the following conditions.
You may not post material from this site on another web site or on a computer network without permission. You may not use this site or information found at this site for selling or promoting products or services, soliciting clients, or any other commercial purpose. "This site" means any World Wide Web site with "Carnarvon Traders" or "wlsccaer" in the URL pathname. Whilst there are no objections to using small quotes of data from this site (for instance to answer queries on Mailing lists and Newsgroups), the URL of the page you are quoting from must be given in order to ensure that your readers are aware that the data is not yours and that there is copyright involved.
All the material which is to be found on the Carnarvon Traders
site (any page which has a URL starting with "www.rootsweb.com/~wlsccaer/")
is held in a database by me, and software to which I own the copyright, is used to extract the relevant data and generate the pages which you see on the Genuki Yorkshire site. A United Kingdom Act of 1997 specifically covers the compiling and use of database material. The notice below is required to be displayed in order to give me protection under this Act:
Database Right, all databases used for this website are covered by the 1997 Database Regulations.
Keith Morris (and others as stated on the relevant pages) are the makers of the database used for this website and the owner of the database rights. First published in 1997.
My aim in making transcripts of directories and other data available on the Web is to make data from hard to find sources available to those who would not otherwise have access to them. On the Web sites which I maintain there are also photographs, graphics, articles and lists to which I or others hold the copyright. It is my/our intention that this data should be available free, but only for personal use (normally with respect to genealogy or local history). Personal use means exactly that, use by you and not other people. As I mentioned above, under the UK copyright law (which is automatic on web pages), you would be allowed to copy very little and this would not permit you to copy, say, a whole of a Carnarvon Traders page into your own personal copy of a family or local history. I have no objection to your using the data for this purpose and you don't need to ask me for permission to use it. However if you are going to publish (i.e. make more than one copy of) your family or local history then you need the permission of the copyright holder to use the data, regardless of whether or not you are charging the recipient for the publication.
Breaches of copyright:
Examples of Breaches of Copyright are:
- Copying data for use on shareware CD rom or floppy disk.
- Copying data for use on commercial file download sites.
- Copying data for use on Micro-fiche.
- Copying data for use on other Web sites without permission: it is not my aim by making this data available to make it easier for others to build their own websites from this data.
- Copying data for use on other Web sites without permission and then claiming copyright on the page and photographs with no acknowledgements.
- Copying lists of place-names for the sole purpose of attracting search-engines to their site. (Database protection was provided in a 1988 act of Parliament).
Usually pursual of breaches of copyright take the form of simply requesting the removal of the data. However with the rapid increase in Internet usage, breaches of copyright are becoming extremely frequent. As a consequence of this, any breaches of copyright will now be met with an invoice from me (of a value determined by me, depending on the severity of the breach). Failure to pay the invoice will be followed by an application to the small claims court in the UK for payment of the invoice plus expenses.
Link instead of copying:
If you have web pages yourself, then you are welcome to link into the appropriate Carnarvon Traders page without asking me, although it would be nice if you would let me know that you have done so, as I can then let you know if any of the pages move. But, please, no wholesale copying of Carnarvon Traders pages to other websites - please just use a link instead.
Quoting from Carnarvon Traders pages:
The law allows "fair dealing" or "fair use". This is difficult to define, but would probably be acceptable at around 10-15% of your article where the rest of the article is in your own words. Note that this means your own words, and not more words quoted from other places. It is not legal to build web pages from extracts of others. If you do so, you will be named, shamed and invoiced. In all cases you must place an acknowledgement of where the quote came from. Failure to do so will again place you in breach of copyright, particularly if someone else copies the data from you. Note that "fair use" does not cover photographs.
Permission to use copyright data and photographs:
Personal use: You may use my/our photographs and transcriptions from the Carnarvon Traders site for your own personal use (e.g. to make a single hard-copy "Family tree") without asking for permission(s) to do so. You must not allow your work to be copied because if you do, this will not then come under "Personal use". Personal use does not include personal web-sites!!
Data/text: Permission will normally be given to copy only small amounts of text (but not large percentages of a page) but you must place an acknowledgement as to the source of the text on the relevant page/document. If you need a large percentage of a page for use on a web-site, then use a link - don't copy. Permission will not be given to copy large percentages of a page except under very exceptional circumstances which would not include copying data for use on a village/town description/history site - a link should be used in these circumstances.
Please remember that it costs me quite a lot of money to gather photographs (many hundreds of pounds), and travel and cameras are not cheap in the UK. In a normal publishing situation, either a one-off charge would be made, or royalties would be charged on the sales of the books.
- Photographs for use on Web sites:
- If you are looking for the use of my photographs on village/town web-sites then please use a link to the Carnarvon Traders html page containing the photograph. I appreciate that there are circumstances in which it is very inconvenient to link, so if you need a copy of the photograph on your website, you are going to have to come up with a good reason why it should cost me money to place the photograph on my website, but you should have it for free.
- Photographs for use in Books, magazines etc:
- I place book publication into 3 classes, but in each case
you need both to have permission and to obey the copyright rules
to use the photograph:
- 1. Private publication, where the books may be distributed to family members at no charge: no charge will be made for the use of a photograph but you will need permission.
- 2. Private low volume publication where the books are distributed at a charge to re-coup the publication costs: A one-off charge will be made for the use of a photograph.
- 3. General publication where the books are for general sale (but not necessarily available in shops): Royalties will be charged at an agreed rate.
- If your situation doesn't come under any of the above, please drop me a line.
- I place book publication into 3 classes, but in each case you need both to have permission and to obey the copyright rules to use the photograph:
If you want permission to use any of the above data or photographs, then please email me. You will need to describe exactly what it is that you want to use, how much you want to use, and where and how you want to use it.
Remember that even if you have permission to use the data, you don't have the copyright and so you must place an acknowledgement on the page/document giving the source of the data. Failure to do so will again place you in breach of copyright, particularly if someone else copies the data/photograph from you.
If you have any questions/queries on the content of this page or any of my (or other people's) transcriptions, please see my Contact page.
This page has been placed in the "Public Domain" by Colin Hinson. If you are having problems similar to those mentioned above, or simply need a page to work from, then you are very welcome to copy and modify this page for your own use on the Internet. The only condition of use for this is that you include this paragraph or something very similar.