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No copyright for works by the federal government of the United States

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Federalism in the United States | US government and civics | Khan Academy

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What is Public Domain?

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What is Copyright?

A work of the United States government, as defined by the United States copyright law, is "a work prepared by an officer or employee" of the federal government "as part of that person's official duties." In general, under section 105 of the Copyright Act, such works are not entitled to domestic copyright protection under U.S. law and are therefore in the public domain.
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