Genealogy and the Law in Canada

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Dundurn, Mar 15, 2010 - Reference - 128 pages
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Digital records and broad access to the Internet have made it easier for genealogists to gather relevant information from distant sources and to share the information they have gathered. The law, however, remains tied to particular geographic locations. This book discusses how specific laws – access to information, personal data protection, libel, copyright, and regulation of cemeteries – apply to anyone involved in genealogical research in Canada.

 

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Contents

Introduction
9
The Business of Genealogy
30
Cemeteries as Sources of Genealogical
49
Copyright in Genealogy
71
Genealogy and Libel Law
95
Glossary
107
Statutes Cited
113
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Dr. Margaret Ann Wilkinson is a Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Western Ontario. Her doctoral dissertation on personal data protection law won an award from the American Society for Information Science. Dr. Wilkinson has researched, taught, written, and spoken widely in the areas of intellectual property, information law, and the professions. She lives in London, Ontario.

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