A newsletter reader wrote this week and was obviously upset. Sadly, issues like hers are not uncommon. Here is a slightly shortened version of the message I received:
A clan genealogist is using my family tree in an unauthorized way (by handing it out on CD to complete strangers at Celtic fairs/public events, & putting it in data bases without my consent; moreover, I have it in writing that she did not have knowledge of my family until I sent info in good faith. I believed she had ethics,... but she is citing public record as reason for the indiscretion).
HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Do I have any recourse?
Let's look at a few facts.
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