Fair Use for Nonfiction Authors

As someone new to sticking to the facts of her family history rather than fictionalizing them, I have had occasion to run into questions of fair use and copyright in writing this blog. What information can I excerpt and cite, and what resources, particularly photographs and documents, can I actually reproduce for my blog?

As I’ve learned from becoming part of the Geneabloggers TRIBE community, there is a difference between attribution and copyright. That being the case, I was pleased to see the following resource in publishing expert Jane Friedman’s most recent newsletter: Fair Use for Nonfiction Authors: Common Scenarios with Guidance from Community Practice, put out by the Authors Alliance.

For anyone looking for resources for blogging and publishing, Jane Friedman’s website is a wealth of information: https://www.janefriedman.com/.

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