I think the aim of this is to get all and sundry to enter the family trees directly on to the Ancestry website. If everyone entered their data how much will that data be worth to Ancestry? Their terms state:
“By submitting User Provided Content on any of the Websites, you grant Ancestry and its Group Companies a perpetual, transferable, sublicenseable, worldwide, royalty-free, license to host, store, copy, publish, distribute, provide access to create derivative works of, and otherwise use User Provided Content submitted by you to the Websites, to the extent and in the form or context we deem appropriate on or through any media or medium and with any technology or devices now known or hereafter developed or discovered.”
Family tree maker was quite reasonably priced at just £40 but before you hand over all your data for nothing to Ancestry, have a look at some alternative packages like Legacy and Family Historian (usually around the $40.00 mark) or play gently with your family tree maker and you might get a few more years from it just make sure you have a back up of all your GEDCOM's..............
Click here to read the press announcement on Ancestry blog