James D. Guckert--Reprinting Government Press Releases as His Own Work
B-304829: Jun 6, 2005
Allegations that a private citizen, acting alone, reproduced in his own work, without attribution, verbatim excerpts from "White House press releases," even if true, do not suggest a violation of the prohibition in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005, Pub. L. No. 108-447, div. H, title VI, 624, 118 Stat. 2809, 3278 (Dec. 8, 2004), regarding the use of appropriated funds for publicity or propaganda.