I am a fourth-generation family researcher (at least) and have been such since about 1982. My father worked on his side of my family, as his sisters currently still do along with my grandmother. My mother's two sisters worked on their side of the family until their passing. I am now trying to pick up where they left off and carry on their work. I am researching the Jones family (southern Indiana); Baker family (Tennessee); Wallace and Bellville families (West Virginia, Ohio, North Dakota, and Wisconsin); Hall, Noble, Landon, and Lewis families (Canada, Michigan, Northeastern States); Childs and Jensen families (Utah, England, Denmark); and the McLaughlin, McLaurine and Teague families (New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Ireland).
I've seen several profiles ranging in willingness of the memorial managers to transfer memorials. My belief is that Find A Grave's rules on this matter are more of a guideline to follow when it comes to debates as to who has a right to manage a memorial. I am willing to transfer management when someone is in a better position to manage a memorial than I am. These memorials are here for those who have passed on - not for us to collect and/or own. So if you wish to manage a memorial, feel free to send me a request with your contributor number so I can transfer it. If I wish to hold on to it (which is rare) then I will explain why without being rude about it.
Any photo posted on any memorial is intellectually copyrighted. What that means is that the photo is assumed to belong to the person posting it unless otherwise stated. Just because an image is on the internet DOES NOT make it public domain and/or free for the down-loading just because it doesn't have a copyright mark or statement. It is best to obtain permission from the person who uploaded the image before you copy it and explain in full detail the purpose of the request! I have seen some memorials specifically state that the photos are copyrighted and may not be copied, and others argued against the validity of the disclaimer. The person posting the photo is right - posting that disclaimer makes it illegal for that photo to be copied in any way, shape, or form, including posting links to it.
I hope you enjoy your experience on this site. I know it has been a lot of fun for me to be able to provide these memorials and share the lives of my family members and friends with others as they have influenced my life in many positive ways.