There are a number of profiles generated by a specific contributor which has the statement like the following for the profiles she manages. These are her words:"The information that I, (shows her name) have added to this profile is from our family documents and is coyprighted and can not be duplicated without my permission.The pictures that I have posted of family members and headstones and obituaries are my own personal items please do not use without my permission. Information that I have added is also my own personal information and is copyrighted. Please do not copy without my permission. I have add source so that the information from my family records can be verified."
My question is regards to information on copyright. If you look at the referenced profile and others in her management, there are many profiles without pictures or anything which looks like it needs to be under copyright. Should this statement be included on all of her profiles and if so why?
I have been making contributions to improve various family profiles (manged by other contributors), adding sources, changing the verbiage as appropriate etc. In some cases adding paragraphs and/or restructuring some of the data so that it tells a story. So are the portions which I added/modified specifically under my copyright?
I have created many profiles which I manage, So are the profiles which I manage under "copyright" law?
Please note, my intention is not to ridicule this contributor or her work. I know of at least two other contributors that like myself are hesitant to make any changes to the profiles which she manages, because of the verbiage on her profiles. Or then again, depending on the rules maybe I should be using the statement. I have a cousin on this site, that spends a lot of time, inputting very original information (stories and investigative work that no one else has figured out about our massive family). She is writing a book(s) on our families, maybe she shouldn't be adding all of her information to this or other sites.