Social Media Policy for NGS 2010

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Thanks to Elizabeth Hansford of Genealogy Geek who sent us a photo (via Twitter of course!) of the social media policy in force at the National Genealogical Society’s Annual Conference going on right now in Salt Lake City:

NGS 2010 social media policy

Here is the transcription:

National Genealogical Society Social Media Policy
NGS does not permit the recording of presentations at the NGS Family History Conference under any circumstances or in any form or media, including but not limited to audio recordings, video recordings, or literal transcripts, except by specific written permission.
NGS does permit and encourage the use of social media, such as Facebook, Twitter and blogging at the conference as a way to summarize, highlight, exerpt, review, critique, and/or promote the presented materials, syllabus materials, or the conference in general, provided that (1) the material is not shared in full and (2) the author/speaker is referenced and cited appropriately in each case.  Please keep in mind that our presenters have invested many hours in the development of this material and copyright laws apply.

I want to congratulate the organizers of NGS 2010 for putting such a policy in place and for making certain that not only are the intellectual property rights of genealogy speakers protected, but that social media users feel safe in using the latest technologies to help promote the field of genealogy.

© 2010, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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