U.S. Government Works
U.S. Government works are
automatically in the public domain.
However, under some
circumstance, what might
appear to be a public domain
government work may not be.
Published works honored by Congress by being read into the Congressional Record are still copyrighted.
An author may assign their copyright to the U.S.
government, in which case the
government does become the copyright owner.
Copyright material appearing on U.S. government websites without permission of the copyright owners is still copyrighted. Such use would be an infringement of copyright.
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