Use of Copyrighted Material

This page specifically addresses the distribution of copyrighted material to external sources by the New Jersey Army National Guard.

The use of copyrighted material within the New Jersey Army National Guard is subject to U.S. copyright law.

It is New Jersey Army National Guard policy to recognize and respect the rights of copyright owners. This page does not create any right, remedy, or cause of action for any person against the New Jersey Army National Guard.

It is New Jersey Army National Guard policy to recognize the rights of copyright owners (for example, photo journalists or embedded media) consistent with the Army's mission and worldwide commitments. Copyrighted works will not be reproduced or distributed outside of the New Jersey Army National Guard without the written or electronically conveyed permission of the copyright owner.

In the event a copyright owner grants the New Jersey Army National Guard written or electronically conveyed permission to use copyrighted material for internal command information or morale and welfare purposes, commanders or heads of New Jersey Army National Guard activities will take care to assure that such permission is not abused by improper use of the material.

In addition, any use of copyrighted material, for which permission has been obtained, will carry attribution for the source of the material. New Jersey Army National Guard Public Affairs will continue to make every effort to reinforce this policy through public affairs channels and to ensure widest dissemination of these guidelines around the New Jersey Army National Guard, and at every level of command.

Copyrighted material in the New Jersey Army National Guard's possession should be safeguarded from accidental unauthorized release.

Copyright issues are under the purview of the Office of the Judge Advocate General and are covered in Army Regulation 27-60, Intellectual Property.

Army Regulation 25-1 prohibits the posting of documents or information protected by a copyright on websites without the permission of the copyright holder.

Licensed use. A license is a contract which identifies the terms under which we can use a copyrighted work (e.g., can use my painting on the New Jersey Army National Guard website for a period of 6 months, but not for any other purposes). There is no required format for a license and different licenses will vary greatly in their terms. At a minimum, the organization which receives the license should file a record copy. This will vary based on the scope of the license and intended use of the copyrighted work. For example, New Jersey Army National Guard Public Affairs Office might keep track of any licenses which allow use of a copyrighted work on the New Jersey Army National Guard website, but a battalion might keep track of a license to use a copyrighted work in a locally distributed document.

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