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Are NPS maps public domain?

Postby Bubba Suess » Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:38 am

I mean the ones you get when you go into the park. More to the point, can they be used here on SP?
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Postby Arthur Digbee » Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:59 am

It's my understanding that just about everything the federal government publishes is public domain by rule unless noted otherwise (i.e., using a private photograph by permission under limited license). But I can't cite an authority to that effect.
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Postby Bubba Suess » Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:27 pm

Good enough for me! Thanks!
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Postby nartreb » Wed Mar 17, 2010 7:34 pm

http://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap1.html#105

§ 105. Subject matter of copyright: United States Government works37

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.


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(note that State governments are a different story.)
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