Thurston is an attorney specializing in intellectual properties counseling and litigation. This article was written as a response to and companion article with Gary Bergera's overview of copyright and fair use law. In addition to copyright and fair use, Thurston discusses ownership rights, contract rights, and privacy rights as they effect archival policies and researchers/writers. He specifically comments on the written policy governing use of archival materials in the LDS Church Archives. He expresses his hope that the Church will exercise their rights "judiciously and narrowly." In his opinion, "the primary role of the Church History Library should be to facilitate legitimate historical research, while at the same time protecting the physical integrity of archival documents, the wishes of donors, and the privacy rights of living persons."