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Re: [Sigia-l] Updated copyright notices

From: Eric Reiss (elr_at_e-reiss.com)
Date: Tue Jan 03 2006 - 04:45:12 EST


I'm genuinely sorry I brought this up.

And if your site still reads Copyright 2002-2004, then I guess you
don't care anyway.

Eric

---- Original Message ----
From: listera_at_rcn.com
To: sigia-l_at_asis.org
Subject: Re: [Sigia-l] Updated copyright notices
Date: Tue, 03 Jan 2006 03:19:32 -0500

>Eric Reiss:
>
>> Yes, clearly you want a range of dates. This is the legally
>correct form.
>
>It is? In what country? 'Cause in the U.S. here's what's legal, in
>excerpts:
>
>The way in which copyright protection is secured is frequently
>misunderstood. No publication or registration or other action in the
>Copyright Office is required to secure copyright.
>
>Copyright is secured automatically when the work is created, and a
>work is
>"created" when it is fixed in a copy or phonorecord for the first
>time.
>
>If a work is prepared over a period of time, the part of the work
>that is
>fixed on a particular date constitutes the created work as of that
>date.
>
>Publication is no longer the key to obtaining federal copyright as
>it was
>under the Copyright Act of 1909.
>
>The use of a copyright notice is no longer required under U. S. law,
>although it is often beneficial. Because prior law did contain such a
>requirement, however, the use of notice is still relevant to the
>copyright
>status of older works.
>
><http://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ1.html>
>
>Other than some contestable argument against "innocent infringement"
> Date
>Owner notice doesn't seem to protect a whole lot. As to what that
>date ought
>to be for a "site" that changes daily and incorporates material with
>different "first published" dates, all bets are off.
>
>Yet another "best practice" that turns out to be personal
>preference?. :-)
>
>----
>Ziya
>
>"Innovate as a last resort."
>
>
>
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