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Twitter and Genealogy Conferences


A valuable discussion is taking place both over at the Association of Professional Genealogists mailing list (APG-L) as well as among several genealogy bloggers as to whether using Twitter during a presentation at a genealogy conference could constitute a copyright violation – or does it fall within the Fair Use doctrine?

Perhaps what really is needed is a “best practices” for the use of Twitter during genealogy presentations which is in the best interest of all parties – presenters, genealogical conferences, Twitter uses and the genealogy community at large.

We’ve gathered up all the posts so far and even if you don’t use Twitter, you are encouraged to weigh in with your opinion – either by posting at your own genealogy and family history blog or in the comments on this post.

© 2009, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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