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Re: Concerns about works created by the US government

* Sami Liedes:

> This certainly seems to make the works effectively PD in the US;
> however it almost seems as if that was carefully worded to _not_ place
> works in the PD, only to make the US government unable to enforce
> their copyright under the US law.

AFAIK, this is indeed the standard interpretation:

| The prohibition on copyright protection for United States Government
| works is not intended to have any effect on protection of these works
| abroad. Works of the governments of most other countries are
| copyrighted. There are no valid policy reasons for denying such
| protection to United States Government works in foreign countries, or
| for precluding the Government from making licenses for the use of its
| works abroad.


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