Re: Questioning the Public Domain'ness of certain data
Henning Makholm <email@example.com> writes:
> Scripsit Branden Robinson <firstname.lastname@example.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.