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From Gianugo Rabellino <>
Subject Re: We're in 2003 :-)
Date Sun, 02 Feb 2003 16:01:46 GMT
Pier Fumagalli wrote:

>>>I'm going to change the copyright years throughout the sources... Expect a
>>Just to know : why do copyright years have to be updated on existing files ?
> Really, I don't know... But I've always done since Jserv times... I don't
> know if there's some legal requirement for it... It's just something I got
> "accustomed to"...

At least wrt the Italian (and most european law, AFAIK), the idea is 
that copyright expires after a certain amount of years. So a source file 
with copyright 1999 will expire 4 years before a 2003 one. Not a big 
deal, I don't think that anyone will really care around 2070, but you 
never know. :-)

But don't trust me on that. Although IAAL, I haven't exercised for way 
too long to be accurate.


Gianugo Rabellino
Pro-netics s.r.l.

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