Before the Inauguration of President Barack Obama I posted about his administration’s decision to release Change.gov⎯the website of the Office of the President-Elect⎯under a Creative Commons licence. Of course US government material is automatically public domain, but the 501(c)(4) set up to transition Obama into The White House was not technically speaking a government agency so its content was copyrightable.
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Thank you again, Mr President!