With all the buzz about the EU and their copyright laws, will Wikitreers lose some of the information that we have taken years to develop? Will Wikitree itself lose any names/families from the tree? Once all of the EU laws take effect, will the Wikitreers have an option to either keep our information or remove it from the tree? Please do not say that once the information is here it belongs to Wikitree because we are all here to help each other. Nobody here is intelligent enough to have total knowledge of EU copyright laws. I would prefer to not be involved and take everything that I have introduced to Wkkitree and forget about it instead of having any potential problems years down the line. Personally I do not see any problems with people that have already passed away,
Will any of these laws be grandfathered in? Many of the genealogical sites post that they have Billions of bits of information. How can all of that be swooped up from everyone in the world? I have legal copies of documents that are a few hundred years old. I don't mean copy something from Ancestry.com I mean I have sent for a copy of certain documents. Will I be able to use them? I paid for them and it is my family.
The United Kingdom has voted to leave the EU. It is scheduled to depart at 11pm UK time on Friday 29 March, 2019. Will that have any bearing on what we can document or not from the copyright, sources,policy? What if The United States does not accept the new copyright laws? Thank you for any and all replies, Just remember please do not quote Wikitrees rules "Wikitree is a wonderful organization and they say...." Wikitree may not have a say in this. So lets leave the "I heart Wikitree" out of it. please.
When documents will be outlawed only outlaws will have documents. LMFAO
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