Michael Geist has posted a comparison between the fine print on the new whitehouse.gov website, the content of which is either in the public domain or under a Creative Commons license, and the Canadian Prime Minister’s web site.
For the White House’s new copyright policy:
Pursuant to federal law, government-produced materials appearing on this site are not copyright protected. The United States Government may receive and hold copyrights transferred to it by assignment, bequest, or otherwise.
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