Furthermore, in the event that a work is infringed, if the work carries a proper notice, the court will not give any weight to a defendantís interposition of an innocent infringement defense
Lance, the keyword here is "proper notice." All of you using a "whatever looks good" notice would likely be sabotaging the very purpose you hope to achieve. The defendant could very well use it against you.
Anyway, the law says what is a correct notice, not you or me.