UFOs meet the DMCA via an unlikely source — Ancestry.com

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For those following the wave of media attention regarding John Greenwald’s recently publicized Blue Book files housed at his Black Vault website…

The DMCA has been the subject of controversy since it was passed, being used and, in many cases, misused to try and take down content. Now we encounter what may just be the strangest example of misuse. Alien visitors, or at least the investigation of their possible existence, have run up against genealogy website Ancestry.com. Talk about strange encounters!

The behemoth of the genealogy industry is strong-arming The Black Vault to take down records that are in the public domain. On the surface this may seem like a laughable claim, but the company is actually serious about it.

According to John Greenwald who runs The Black Vault, “It is with great frustration to announce, that Ancestry.com, and their subsidiary Fold3, has laid down a claim to copyright on the Project Blue Book material — which has long been labeled as “public domain” by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). Ancestry.com is claiming ownership to the digital version of this material — despite me having records that Fold3 doesn’t even have in their archive and I received under the FOIA starting back in 1996.  They simply claimed it was 100 percent theirs and I was forced to remove it”.

UFOs meet the DMCA via an unlikely source — Ancestry.com.

 

Meanwhile … Blue Book files are still available at www.BlueBookArchive.org

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