My wife has spent many hours for many years, scanning, editing, photos and documents, etc. of her ancestors. We have also taken a lot of time and energy traveling to historical sites involving them so we can share them with relatives. Recently, she has discovered that a particular remote relative has been downloading these same documents and phots, including the descriptions and headings, and then re-uploading them to the same persons memories. Now there are duplicates with no changes or edits. The only difference is who contributed the memory. This makes it less enjoyable looking at the memories over and over.
We have shared these memories so family can view and download as they desire. When we have encountered a duplicate photo, etc. that is a better copy than ours, we have removed our contribution. It appears that this person simply wants to be noted as the contributor regardless of the problems caused.
My question is this. Is there any way to restrict access to the memories we have contributed without asking for permission?
Abusing memories in this way, defeats the joy of sharing and seeing what other memories other relatives have.
I know this is not a new problem, but this person is out of control.
Thanks for your help,
Dale and Linda Shearer
It's all or nothing, unfortunately. You can mark memories private, but then only you can see them.
I've had similar problems, except the person was taking my personal photos from other sites and then uploading them to the FSFT. She even copied the histories I had written and pasted them to the FS profiles, without attribution.
You can try reporting abuse, but the process can be slow and difficult.0
Dennis J Yancey ✭✭✭✭✭
also - original photos and documents prior to about 1930 - would be in the public domain -
when a person (now days) scans/or photographs such items - if it is a mere reproduction of the original - this also still is in the public domain and a person can not claim that they have "ownership/copyright" over the items - when such items are in the public domain.0