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From David Crossley <cross...@apache.org>
Subject Re: copyright years (Was: svn commit: r231139)
Date Wed, 24 Aug 2005 23:17:49 GMT
Ferdinand Soethe wrote:
> Nicola Ken Barozzi wrote:
> 
> > AFAIK, from what I have read as answers to this question over the years,
> > the range should contain the year of creation and the year of the last
> > modification.
> 
> > If it's a legal necessity or just customary... IANAL.
> 
> Just guessing:
> 
> To include the year of creation is useful to establish the fact that
> you in fact created some piece of content before sbdy else did.
> 
> Including the year of last change is probably relevant for the
> expiration of your rights.

My understanding is that the year of initial publication
(or is that "creation") is the only relevant data. That
is the date that the expiry is measured from. Subsequent
modifications make no difference.

-David

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