H.R.5704 - To amend title 10, United States Code, to allow faculty members at Department of Defense service academies and schools of professional military education to secure copyrights for certain scholarly works that they produce as part of their official duties in order to submit such works for publication, and for other purposes.111th Congress (2009-2010)
Summary: H.R.5704 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)
Introduced in House (07/01/2010)
Authorizes a faculty member of a military service academy (including the Coast Guard Academy and Merchant Marine Academy) or Department of Defense (DOD) professional school (including the National Defense University) to secure federal copyright protection for a scholarly work prepared as part of that person's official duties, but only for purposes of publication by a scholarly press or journal for which such a copyright is required. Requires the faculty member to transfer such copyright to the owner or publisher of the medium for which the work will be published. Prohibits the acceptance of royalties or other compensation by reason of such copyright protection.