Re: [fhctech] RE: CD's Other Than Church Produced
- Please do not err on the side of assuming. It does not hurt to simply
ask. Contact the copyright holder and ask them about using the CDs on a
LAN setup with X number of computers. They are more than likely to
approve your using the CDs on a network for look ups at a FHC or room. I
can tell you that they frown on people that just do it and are in
violation of the license agreement. The license is often modified for
exceptions. Good Luck.
Mark E. Gower
Mesa, Arizona, USA
I had the same problem and called both Ancestry and Family Tree Maker to get
authorization to run on a network. The fact the copyright specifically
indicates you can't do this I wanted to make sure it was ok. Both companies
when I told them it was a Family History Center gave me permission and had
no problem with it on the phone. The issue that did come out of it was I
asked to have somebody give me written permission and nobody would. So I
guess you have to decide for yourself.
>From: "Connie Bradbury" <bradbury@...>_________________________________________________________________
>Subject: Re: [fhctech] RE: CD's Other Than Church Produced
>Date: Fri, 8 Feb 2002 10:42:52 -0900
>Thanks for the responses to my question. You have confirmed what I had
>our Director. We won't have a problem until we get our computers networked
>because we have installed the viewers only on specific computers, which
>means that if anyone is using a cd published by Ancestry, it has to be used
>on one specific computer.
>I'm sure I will run into some resistance when the computers are networked
>because some folks (FHC staff) are already excited that they think they
>be able to access those CDs as they will the Church-produced PRF's. If
>staff knows that enough additional copies of each cd will have to be
>purchased so we are not in violation of the publisher's copyright, they may
>no resist as strongly.
>Thanks for your comments.
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