Do All Government reports on the Web fall under Fair Use?

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  • Hello All,

    Thank-you for your service!  I am writing a book and I plan to quote from a DOJ report on Child Abuse. I was wondering if you could tell me if the report falls under fair use? or do I have to seek permission?  What is your opinion on this?

    Thanks again and have a lovely day!

    Dr. Susan Grove

  • Most every US government document is in the public domain, so you wouldn't even need a fair use evaluation since it is freely available. Unless there is some indication in the document that it is an exception, then you may use any part of it that you like.

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