I was informed of an article appearing in the July/August 2007
edition of Everton's Genealogical Helper entitled, "The Best
Grave Sites on the Internet."
I haven't read the article.
However, I am told that it contains a statement on page 74 about
us that is factually incorrect. The article says that...
"The contributors to Internment.com must grant them
exclusive rights to a database. As a result, Internment.net
has to be included in any survey of burial information on
the Internet, because it contains mostly unique entries."
I'm the publisher of Interment.net, and I don't ever recall
requiring submitters and contributors of transcriptions to grant
us an exclusive license to their work.
Our policy on copyrights and license are explained on our "Terms
of Use" page...
Under the subheading "Proprietary Rights", we state that the
original copyright holder of the work retains their copyright,
they don't transfer it to us.
Under the subheading "Submission of Materials" we state that
anyone submitting their work to us for publication grants us
a full unlimited license to republish that work on our website.
Nowhere does it say that this license is exclusive.
That means, anyone submitting their work to us is still free
to submit it elsewhere or publish it elsewhere as they please.
All we're saying is that when you submit it to us, you're giving
us your permission to publish it.
I sent off an e-mail to the editors of Everton's Genealogical