It is your responsibility to fully research and follow all the aspects of law in your country or jurisdiction that could apply to your oral history activities. This chapter gives an introductory overview of issues like copyright, data protection, safeguarding of vulnerable people and duties of confidentiality and of disclosure. But legislation and the enforcement of legislation vary considerably across countries and jurisdictions. Further complexities arise from the dissemination of oral history material across jurisdictions, especially via the Internet. So this chapter points out some of the areas where special care is needed, but neither this chapter nor this book constitute legal advice, which you must get from a legal professional where needed. 1