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From: Owen Ambur <Owen.Ambur@verizon.net>
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2009 14:22:28 -0400
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CENDI published a set of FAQ about copyrights at http://www.cendi.gov/publications/04-8copyright.html   (CENDI’s strategic plan is available in StratML format at http://xml.gov/stratml/CENDIstratplan.xml) 


As a citizen and a taxpayer, it seems to me the burden should be placed upon those who would assert copyrights for records posted on .gov or .mil sites, i.e., that 17 USC 105 would apply unless justifiable copyrights are asserted as machine readable metadata embedded within the record itself.  http://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap1.html#105 


Here’s what Wikipedia has to say on this topic: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Non-free_content#Implementation_and_enforcement & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Image_copyright_tags/Non-free_content & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Image_page 


Of course, too, with respect to images, alt tags should be provided for accessibility purposes. http://www.hhs.gov/faq/technical/426.html



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