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Copyright info Display current or multiple years? spikedo55 msg:961687 8:53 pm on Jan 31, 2003 (gmt 0) I hope this question isn't too lame. I'm changing the copyright info on my site. Got me thinking. When your site has been up multiple years, do you display the copyright info like this:
Or, like this:
Perhaps, it matters in some legal sense to add the previous years of operation. Perhaps, it doesn't. Does anyone know?
JamesR msg:961688 9:37 pm on Jan 31, 2003 (gmt 0)
Just talked to a lawyer who used to do copyrights last Sunday. He said technically anything you put in writing that is yours is copyrighted under the law. But, to have legal recourse, you must prove it. That statement on a page may help deter some theft, but the only way to get it absolutely protected is by paying for it to be registered.
I don't think it matters what year. The year it was made and published would be logical to me.
DrDoc msg:961689 11:40 pm on Jan 31, 2003 (gmt 0)
You might want to take a look at [ ...] whatiscopyright.org
.. gives you a few hints
martinibuster msg:961690 12:24 am on Feb 1, 2003 (gmt 0)
A related thread [ webmasterworld.com]. I put a link there to an article that discusses copyrighting a web site. Triple_H msg:961691 12:25 am on Feb 1, 2003 (gmt 0)
this is only a suggestion..
if you started the website in year 2000, maybe you could do
© since 2000
correct me if i'm wrong
sonjay msg:961692 1:48 pm on Feb 17, 2003 (gmt 0)
I use the following snippet:
Copyright 1996-<!--#config timefmt="%Y" --><!--#echo var="DATE_LOCAL" -->
I started with "Copyright 1996." Then in 1997 and 1998 our lawyers made me change the year to include the current year. By 1999 I got smart. Now I have my server do it for me. :)