Alaska Department of Fish and Game's
Copyright Notice

Copyright Notice

Please Note:  For brevity, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game will be referred to simply as “ADF&G” in the following text.

Department Copyright Notice:
Subject to fair use, such as limited copying for purposes of scientific research or criticism, the unauthorized copying and posting of material contained within a department publication or web page to a non-ADF&G hard publication, web page or other electronic publication constitutes copyright infringement. A person seeking to copy material from a department web page or hard publication to a non-ADF&G web page or publication must first obtain permission from the department. Downloading of web materials for uses allowed under fair use, such as making a paper copy for subsequent reading is permitted without department authorization and approval, but republication is prohibited.

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game's authority to claim copyright protection for its original works of authorship derives from (Alaska Statutes) AS 16.05.050(2), 16.05.050(8), and AS 44.99.400. Copyright protection begins automatically from the moment the work is created in fixed form and begins without any formality, process, or application. In keeping with changes in copyright law in March 1989, the standard copyright notice (e.g., “© 1999 Alaska Department of Fish and Game”) is not required to establish copyright, nevertheless, we have attempted to include a copyright notice on all of the department’s web pages to inform users of ADF&G’s copyright. Users of this website should not assume that pages, materials, or graphics found on this website without any copyright notice are unprotected and free to copy, as this may not be the case.

Webmaster's Note:  An increasing number of individuals and/or websites are beginning to repost/republish ADF&G copyrighted materials without proper authorization or permissions. If you are not sure whether the Fair Use provision of the Copyright Act would allow copying a needed item or material, request copies or copying permission from the department (specifically the ADF&G Commissioner or the appropriate division directors or webmasters) before using ADF&G materials.

As an alternative to reposting our materials on other web sites we encourage the use of one or more of the following web techniques: (1) sites can link to our own pages containing those materials or information, (2) create coding such that a NEW browser window will open displaying our appropriate web page (A HREF=“ ” . . . target=“_blank” or target=“_new”), or (3) write to us and request that specific data or information that is currently not posted to our site be added to our site so links can be established to our original material on our site. For materials that we are unable to post immediately (for your site to link to), you may inquire about licensing those materials for posting to your own web site.

The use of “frames” to reproduce/display our web pages/site on an external website is prohibited.

When requesting permission to copy, republish, or reprint material from ADF&G, prepare a letter of request that includes the following: (1) explain the nature of the request (i.e., your intended use and its duration), and (2) include pertinent source information (e.g., year, volume, number, edition, pages or portions of a page, URL of the web page, and/or nature of the information or data) that clearly identifies the material.

Review of your request may take some time. If you receive no immediate response, do not assume permission has or would have been granted. Contact ADF&G again and request a follow-up to your initial inquiry.

Although ADF&G may grant license(s) to use any of its copyrighted materials, the department also reserves the right to revoke such authorization at any time, and use of our materials shall be discontinued immediately upon written notice from this department.

Documents or materials specified above may not include the design or layout of this web site. Elements of this web site are protected by trade dress and other laws and may not be copied or imitated in whole or in part. No logo, graphic, sound, or image from ADF&G’s web site may be copied, republished/reposted, or retransmitted unless expressly permitted by ADF&G.

For more detailed information pertaining to the department's copyright policy please contact your nearest ADF&G office and request a copy of our Standard Operating Procedure document (SOP III-401) or view this PDF document online (PDF 42 kB).*

Alteration or Manipulation
of Distributed Electronic Documents and Forms

Documents distributed in an electronic manner (e.g., Adobe Acrobat documents — .pdf; PostScript files — .eps, .ps, .prn; word processing documents — .doc, .wp, .rtf, .txt; spreadsheet documents — .xls, .csv; or hypertext markup language — .htm, .html; etc.) are not to be altered or manipulated (largely or in part) and then republished or reposted through any medium without department approval. Non-approved alteration of our original materials beyond fair use under the Copyright Act and reposting or duplication of our electronic documents or files is expressly prohibited.

Restricted Rights Legend
Any software which is downloaded from our web server(s) for or on behalf of the United States of America, its agencies and/or instrumentalities (“U.S. Government”), is provided with Restricted Rights. Use, duplication, or disclosure by the U.S. Government is subject to restrictions as set forth in subparagraph (c)(1)(ii) of the Rights in Technical Data and Computer Software clause at DFARS 252.227-7013 or subparagraphs (c)(1) and (2) of the Commercial Computer Software - Restricted Rights at 48 CFR 52.227-19, as applicable.

Restrictions on using the ADF&G logo

The ADF&G logo is our official "trademark" and not available for general use. Please use alternative images if you need a graphic.

Use of the ADF&G logo is reserved for official publications, electronic or paper. Restrictions on use of the ADF&G logo are based on our copyright protection of an original work of authorship as derived from (Alaska Statutes) AS 16.05.050(2), 16.05.050(8), and AS 44.99.400.

There are procedures for obtaining approval for the use of the official ADF&G logo on a joint publication with the department, including electronic publications. Please email for assistance.