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Are USGS reports copyrighted?
USGS-authored or produced data and information are in the public domain. While the content of most USGS web pages and reports are in the public domain, not all information, illustrations, or photographs are. Some are used by USGS with permission. In those cases, you may need to obtain permission from the copyright holder under the copyright law. You are welcome to make a link to any of the websites USGS has published online. There is no need to request permission. However, the use of the USGS visual identifier, or logo, is restricted to official publications. When using information from USGS products, publications, or websites, we ask that proper credit be given. Credit can be provided by including a citation such as:
Credit: U. S. Geological Survey/photo by Steven Sobieszczyk (or photographer's name) or if the originating office is known but the artist or scientist is not, it can be sited as: USGS/Portland, OR (for example).
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Title: Are USGS reports copyrighted?
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Date Recorded: 4/18/2008
Usage: This audio file is public domain/of free use unless otherwise stated. Please refer to the USGS Copyright section for how to credit this audio.
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