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  •  Anything (1+ / 0-)
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    created by taxpayer money is public domain.

    •  So, in other words, Armstrong Williams columns (10+ / 0-)

      are sometimes OK.  Wish he'd label them better.

      My apologies to students who took my U.S. Government class in the 90s: evidently the Constitution doesn't limit Presidential power after all. Who knew?

      by Major Danby on Thu Jan 18, 2007 at 01:15:29 PM PST

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    •  that's not exactly true... (0+ / 0-)

      for example, i know intimately of a project that's being paid for through a gov't grant where the copyright will be held by the grantee, with the fed. gov't having a perpetual right to use.  and the grantee can't sell the product for a profit but does, in fact, still hold the copyright.

      for all practical purposes it might as well be PD, but it isn't really.

      how many split hairs can you fit on the angel standing on the head of a pin?

    •  e.g, What NASA says (0+ / 0-)

      NASA seems to provide a near-blanket exemption from copyright but notes that there may be exceptions.

      NASA images generally are not copyrighted. You may use NASA imagery, video and audio material for educational or informational purposes, including photo collections, textbooks, public exhibits and Internet Web pages.

      It's worth noting that there's a difference between copyright and attribution.

      NASA should be acknowledged as the source of its material.

      Some clear rules posted about photography, audio and video are posted here and more clarification here too.

      It'd be ideal if every publisher was as clear-cut about its rules.

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