It has come to our attention that others have been filing false DMCA notifications. The answers we provide may be protected by US copyrights, however, they fall under ‘Fair Use’ Copyright laws.
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In addition to the ‘Fair Use’ clause within U.S Copyright law. These courses were created by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, a UNITED STATES OF AMERICA GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY.
The U.S Copyright Law of 1909 which was later codified as United States Code Section 105 of Title 17 states ‘ No copyright shall subsist * * * in any publication of the United States Government, or any reprint, in whole or in part, thereof: * * *.’
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Please refer to the following external website to read more about the US Fair Use Copyright Doctrine
InfoJustice Fair Use
USPTO Fair Use
Please refer to the following external website to read more on the 17 U.S.C § 105
Cornell Law Institute