Copyright in Works of Authorship Prepared by Department of the Navy
Personnel, SECNAVINST 5870.6, clearly states that work prepared by an
officer or employee of the United States Government while in an official
capacity is not eligible for copyright. The definition of official capacity or
official duties is defined by this instruction as are some exceptions which
would allow a copyright.
The purpose of SECNAVINST 5870.5, Permission to Copy Material Subject
to Copyright, is to prescribe the procedures for obtaining permission from
copyright owners to use their copyrighted material. The instruction describes
copyright infringement, copyright markings, and details the guidelines one
should follow to request permission to use information free of charge or at
cost. It also ascribes responsibilities for infringement to the user activity and
lists a point of contact for clarification and administrative claims.
Figure 1-12 illustrates common copyright markings.
Figure 1-12. Copyright markings.
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