Feel free all to see what i refer to on Rootsweb, dont stop your work in genealogy just be aware of the traps okay.
Debbie - what a goose
Failing to understand issues yet again My children are on the website with discussion carried out- and if ever there was an issue they would be removed- to demonstrate. The sort of information then you have to get an idea- and in saying that there is wrong information for the very reason of privacy law and their protection. (so for those whom copy get it wrong) Re the Girl mentioned SHE was upset (parents were too and took action after it was brought to their attention not by their instigation), and by the way there were famous people as well- she did not know about these issues and again that is not the point- it was her reaction, one of many possible for people. It is not my place to question the girls feelings nor yours. The thing about undestanding other people's point of views, feelings and way they go about their business, is the minute you put it on the internet, it is then everyone's business. Hence the very reason why laws are written, law suits raised and many tasteful and non-tasteful websites come about.
If it was only your information at stake then its up to you what you do with your information but then its not about your information or mine is it?
Your comments only continue to reinforce my stance that while i am considerate of everyone's feelings and therefore take a course of action that will cover the issues- you will be more concerned about why someone can not understand your point of view.
You see i started the Ceylon Database to help all (and it will continue to)- to place all the trees on the internet and not charge a cent. I still believe everyone has a right to the information and will do so- I foolishly didn't understand the amount of time and personal money required to do the task, so therefore had to adapt a bit- not so as to make moeny, but to cover some of the costs. Laws and issues were pointed out to me, as well as i could see what was going on - including taking of information- wrong information and people's feelings. I began to understand people's resistance to giving information because of what they have seen, had done to them and the list goes on. I did need to demonstrate over the internet the sort of report they would get (this too was copied without permission and when i pointed this out the point was lost. I didn't mind someone else using it- they could of asked and as well point people back in the direction to link up with possible other info) and by this stage i had gathered as much as could be gathered on these lines)
AT THE END OF THE DAY I CAN REST MY CASE QUITE EASILY- FOR ANYONE READING THIS THREAD THEY WILL SEE THE DANGERS AND LACK OF RESPECT FOR OTHERS FEELINGS
for those wishing for assitance and respect with their family bloodlines feel fre to contact me and you know that i take issues seriously no matter which way you feel.
Thankyou to those whom have contributed and those in the background- you have greatly enlightened everyone into the dangers of the internet.
While the prodominent amount of comments have been aimed at people it is the lack of respect of others that will continue to be the issue, not Genealogy Data & Copyright. Did anyone ask me why i had Copyright on the website, no it was taken that i was trying to create a monopoly of people's information- its more a game of chess where you made the wrong move- checkmate!
Please feel free to add to the thread it will further continue to demonstrate the issue- bravo Oh i should say i'm not upset in the slightest, its been quite amusing if not a little bit sad. hee hee hee hee hee (is that how it goes?)