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Re: Questioning the Public Domain'ness of certain data

Henning Makholm <henning@makholm.net> writes:

> Scripsit Branden Robinson <branden@debian.org>
> > Sec. 105. - Subject matter of copyright: United States Government works
> > Copyright protection under this title is not available for any work of
> > the United States Government, but the United States Government is not
> > precluded from receiving and holding copyrights transferred to it by
> > assignment, bequest, or otherwise.
> Does that also prevent the U.S. government from claiming copyright
> protection (as a civil party) on their work in other jurisdictions?
> "This title" seems to refer to situations where the copyright
> protection would be granted by U.S. law.

Yes.  The basic rule is that works produced by the US Government are
simply public domain.

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