Books have been published that are very good but generally very regional. Such as Pennsylvania, New Jersey, etc.
I have information sent to me all the time including photo's/images. I seek the input of anybody that can help document old parks. I have no ability to keep track of THEIR behavior as to Copyrights. If any violations do exist I can not be held responsible. I do not know the ownership at times nor have the ability to know such. I do not seek anything that is a violation of any Copyright Laws.
This website exists under FAIR USE clauses of Copyright Law as written by Congress.---- not some web-surfer's opinion on such matters.
I make no money from this hobby effort. As of now it is a HOBBY. I really don't care if information from this site is used elsewhere but if somebody spent 37 years constructing something happiness is having people just duplicate the whole site? (i.e. maybe just ask?)(and YES...my 'work' is under Copyright..)
Further...I welcome all submissions. Anybody have any old information or pictures they are willing to submit? You get full credit.
THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE FUN but when it comes to HISTORY it often turns into a nightmare vs. those that wish to make history commercial. Only they have the right to post history to the web? They own the 'History of Rootsweb'? (just an example)
Read the Copyright language on some websites these days. Although court decisions are rendered all the time nothing has changed in Copyright Law in the last few years. Where do people get some of these legal facts? --- It is Violation of Copyright Law, etc. etc. to save anything you see on a web page in your computer, etc. etc. If they don't know it everything viewed with your computer is saved in your computer if it be TEMPORARY INTERNET FILES. Maybe in index.dat's? Never to be deleted? You must ASK before using 'excerpts ?? The law specifically says you do not have to. The recent laws were pushed by the music industry and motion picture industry and some don't know the difference between viewing a web page and 'downloading'. The difference?
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