Topic: Did You Borrow It, Steal It, or Obtain It Legally?
Plan to attend this informative session to know if you just borrowed your family genealogy information, stole it, or obtained it legally. The speaker Karen Molohon will explain the difference between copyright and plagiarism, using information in the public domain for genealogy research and family history publications, family photographs – defining who owns them, how to obtain permission to use all of this genealogy-related information, and where to find the most up-to-date information on the U.S. Copyright law.
Molohon has over 35 years of genealogy research and teaching experience. Genealogy courses include: overview of genealogy, getting started, research organization, census records, geography, migration & mapping, and photography. She teaches the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute’s (OLLI) genealogy course at Kennesaw State University. Molohon is active in the genealogical community serving as Webmaster of the Cobb County Genealogical Society and previously served as President and in other positions. She is currently the President of the Georgia Genealogical Society and has previously served in other positions for the organization. Molohon is a member of Association for Professional Genealogists, Cobb County Genealogical Society, Georgia Genealogical Society, Illinois State Genealogical Society, National Genealogical Society, and Daughters of the American Revolution. She has M.S. Education and M.S. in Technical Communication degrees and is a retired Lead Information Designer.