Copyright at NPS

US Military Students and Federally Employed Civilian Students

US military and US federally-employed civilian students are US federal government employees.  

US copyright protection is not available for any work of the United States Government, including those works produced as part of a NPS student's official duties. These works may be freely reused and repurposed without permission; however, credit must be given to the author of the work.

NPS students and their faculty advisors sign thesis/dissertation/capstone release agreements that permit NPS-student authored works to be distributed to NPS and DOD websites in accordance with the security classification(s) and distribution statement(s) selected by the author(s).