If you write a genealogy newsletter or other genealogy-related publication, you already know how difficult it is to constantly find new information to write about. I thought I would take this opportunity to remind you that you may use information from this newsletter in your publication.
I do copyright this newsletter, but then I grant rights to others to republish the articles with some minor restrictions:
- You must do so strictly for non-commercial purposes (commercial publishers should see my comments below).
- Articles in this newsletter marked with a Plus Sign (+) are not to be redistributed. Those articles are solely for the use of Plus Edition subscribers.
- I frequently quote other people in my articles. Please keep in mind that I can only grant permission to republish my words; I do not have that authority on words written or spoken by others. You may not republish any words attributed to another person or organization until you obtain permission from that person or organization, even if their words appear in this newsletter.
Also, please include the following statement with any articles you re-distribute:
The following article is from Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter and is copyright by Richard W. Eastman. It is re-published here with the permission of the author. Information about the newsletter is available at http://www.eogn.com.
Anyone complying with the above does not need to ask permission in advance. As the Nike ad says, "Just do it."
I will offer a short note to commercial publishers: I normally grant permission to use the words in this document for commercial purposes. However, I do like to know in advance where the articles will be used. Please ask permission in advance. I will say "yes" 99% of the time.
If you run a genealogy web site and want to republish all the articles or at least the headlines from this newsletter, you can use an RSS news aggregator to automatically republish these articles on your own site. I "syndicate" my newsletter articles in RSS format. The RSS syndication makes all the articles available to other sites. All you need is an RSS aggregator installed on your web site to automatically gather articles from this newsletter at http://eogn.com/index.rdf (and other addresses) and republish them on your own site. These RSS aggregators generally run 24 hours a day in unattended mode; you do not have to post the articles manually.
If you have any questions about republishing these articles, please let me know. You can go to almost any page at http://www.eogn.com and click on CONTACT US in the menus to the right.