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Publishers who claim copyright to government publications

Bonnie Klein of the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) has pointed out a problem of publishers making a false claim of copyright to works of the U.S. Government. Using Google Books, she discovered that one entrepreneur “has assigned ISBNs and lists his company as Publisher of government documents” harvested from the DTIC. She identifies the publishers Storming Media, Diane Publishing, and Penny Hill Press as republishers of government information.

We have mentioned Bonnie’s research here before. See:Google and the Search for Federal Government Information.

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