“you are granted an individual, non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited license to browse, search, retrieve, view, print and/or download, the Content on the Site for your personal non-commercial purposes”
Nope, I can’t share with my Mom about the article I found mentioning her great-grandfather. Nope, I can’t share with a friend the only known photo of their ancestor. Sure, they could purchase their own subscription to view an article. They could even purchase a subscription, view the article, then cancel their subscription and get their money back but that doesn’t feel honest.
I’m left feeling like you don’t really understand the “family” part of researching family history. I’m more than happy to pay for a subscription so long as I can feel free to share my findings with descendants. Newspapers.com understands this and they even have a “share” button for newspaper clippings. Here’s a little hint… every time I share a clipping from Newspapers.com, someone who isn’t a subscriber might notice I’m finding tons of goodies using their product and become a subscriber.
Now, being reasonable, I understand these restrictive policies. GenealogyBank’s parent, NewsBank, often acquires rights to these papers that restrict them and how they distribute the materials to us, the subscribers. And I can certainly search GenealogyBank and then go find the source paper myself, likely under less restrictive terms. Making a personal visit to a library across the country is quite expensive– especially compared to the cost of a GenealogyBank subscription. Renegotiating contacts with all of GenealogyBank’s providers to benefit the genealogy community would likely be tough.