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From Nicola Ken Barozzi <>
Subject Re: copyright years (Was: svn commit: r231139)
Date Thu, 25 Aug 2005 06:55:55 GMT
David Crossley wrote:
> 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
>>>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.

If you take a file as a unit, yes. If you take a patch as a unit, no, as
the last patch applied has a start date that comes after the initial
creation of the file.

Nicola Ken Barozzi         
            - verba volant, scripta manent -
   (discussions get forgotten, just code remains)

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