Talk:Remarks of Senator Barack Obama on New Hampshire Primary Night

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Use of the speech as delivered, rather than the distributed text[edit]

From a copyright perspective, it is better to use the spoken words actually delivered, rather than the text distributed by the campaign. It is a longstanding principle of U.S. copyright law that speeches of political candidates for federal office made in their official capacity are government works in the public domain, but this principle applies only to the actual spoken words. While it is unlikely that the campaign could or would assert ownership over the printed text distributed by the campaign, the stronger case is for the spoken word. BD2412 T 01:30, 9 November 2008 (UTC)


Google shows both versions Sherurcij Collaboration of the Week: Author:Nostradamus‎. 01:05, 6 December 2008 (UTC)