November, 2013 Electronic Magazine – Production Friday, Nov 1 2013 

Just the Facts

While actual fact is not copyrightable, everything in a book that supports facts are. Because of this, if a new book of genealogy is produced, it is able to state that Uncle Harry was born on his birthday, whether that fact was previously published in  copyrighted work or not. As long as the author has done their own research and arrive at the same fact, it may be used.

What it does not cover is wholesale reuse of facts as previously published. Standard examples of copyright abuse involving facts can include (but not limited to):

  • Adding photocopies of someone else’s data forms.
  • Transcribing facts from a book without permission or research.

-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-
Taken from
http://www.gregathcomany.com/publish/reprint.htm

Advertisements

January 2012 E-Zine (V11#12): Define Thursday, Dec 29 2011 

What’s It Mean? – Writer’s Lingo
///////////////////////////////

Desktop publishing: The use of a personal computer to bring together text and other elements (photos, graphics, etc.) into a camera-ready manuscript without using other resources (typesetter, paste-up, etc.

*Desktop publishing (2): The use of a personal computer to produce multiple copies of a manuscript to be bound in some method as books.

Terms marked with an asterisk (*) are not generally used in our office.

-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-
For other writing, printing, publishing, marketing lingo, check our glossaries at http://www.gregathcompany.com/gloss.html and
http://www.gregathcompany.com/glosswrite.html

February 2005, V4#2: Design Wednesday, Jan 28 2009 

Photo thoughts: The author, will be the person with the final say as to what  goes into the printed book.  While many families would love to see every photo available in print, this is rarely economical.  Because of this, the author may have some major decisions on what “makes the cut”.  Final decisions should include not only the quality and subject of the photograph, which may effect the tone of the picture page, but also who is in the photo.  Economically, printed photographs will be black and white.  Since not everyone has an eye for what color photos will look like in black and white, the author may get an idea by converting it.  They can either digitize it and change the color file to grayscale, or place the photo on a b/w copy machine.  A color picnic picture in a sun dappled glade may seem perfect in composition, tone, and quality, but may not be a very good black and white.

-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-
This section is drawn from information online at http://gregathcompany.com/udo.html