If you get errors in attempting to use SmartCopy, it may be that you haven't yet been granted access to use it.
Request your access in this discussion.
Any Geni Curator can grant you access (by the Curator going to your profile, invoking SmartCopy, and following the prompts).
Any Geni Curator can deny you access if they find you are using SmartCopy irresponsibly.
Erica Isabel Howton (Curator) requested that I join this group and request access to the copy feature of this tool.
May I ask you a favor? Can you please go to my profile and click on the SmartCopy icon to grant me copy access?
I've been reading the discussion forum about SmartCopy. So I'm aware of some of the bugs I have to watch out for. I see there is a pretty good list of "best practices." I always search for profiles both via GENI and via Google to GENI to look for possible possible duplicates and I'm used to having multiple pages open to GENI at the same time side-by-side so the workflow won't be that much different. I want to test out the copy function. I have some areas of my tree that have absolutely no users beside me within a few generations. So I'll experiment there for a while so I can only blow up my own profiles worst case while I learn how to do this properly. I've done a lot of single surname projects on Ancestry.com and MyHeritage that I'd like to share here.
A little more explanation: "Non-Pro Geni users have the ability to update the focus profile but can not add family members."
It is not specifically a SmartCopy restriction; it is a limitation of what Geni allows Basic members to do via the API (the programming interface to the Geni data).
Since a Basic user can't add or update the 'surrounding' family via the API, there is not a lot of advantage to using SmartCopy without a Pro Geni membership.
Note also: this has nothing to do with a MyHeritage (MH) Data Subscription, which is what gives one full access to MH SmartRecord and SmartMatch(tm) details.