Legal Acknowledgements

ManyRoads acknowledges the following contributors to our genealogy and family history efforts.  Without these individuals, sites, and organizations it would be impossible to attain the amount and quality of information we have.  Although the following list is in no way complete, we wish to express our special appreciation to:

So far as we are aware all the documents stored and provided by ManyRoads carry a ‘public domain’ legal status. Materials belonging to the Public Domain are not subject to copyright law.

Quoting Poland’s Pionier Network Digital Libraries website:

The public domain embraces materials to which restrictions of Polish copyright law either do not apply or have expired. Materials that have found their way to the public domain become common property available to all to be freely re-used in any manner and for any purpose but with respect to the author’s moral rights.

The public domain always includes materials not protected by Polish copyright law, such as normative acts or its official drafts, official documents and materials, signs and symbols, published patent and industrial design specifications, simple press information.

Pursuant to the Copyright and Other Related Rights Act (Journal of Laws 1994 no 24, item 83 w/later amendments) a copyright expires:

  • 70 years after the death of the authors/co-authors;
  • 70 years after the anonymous work was released;
  • regarding an audio-visual work – 70 years after the death of the last remaining creator of the work: director, scriptwriter writer, director of photography, dialogue writer, composer of music.

The above explanation does not apply to all possible cases to which copyright law applies. Therefore, each case should be treated separately.

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