As he promised, Craig Manson has started posting his legal analysis regarding the recent fiasco with the release of the "Internet Biographical Database" by The Generations Network (Ancestry.com). The first in the series of posts is Did Ancestry Violate the Copyright Law? . . . Prologue. Subtitled Part I of A Legal Analysis of the Late Controversy, Craig provides us with the "facts" as they are known as well as a discussion of basic legal concepts necessary for understanding his legal analysis.
As an active member of the bar of the State of California and professor at the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, Craig is eminently qualified to speak on these issues.
I'm looking forward to his future posts on this subject. For additional reading you might also want to review his posts on Copyright issues.