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From Henri Yandell <bay...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Dropping the year(s) on the copy right headers
Date Sun, 06 Jan 2013 02:13:27 GMT
I wonder if it was a misunderstanding of the practice to drop the
copyright statement from the source files, instead keeping it in the
NOTICE file? The same way every page of a book doesn't have a
copyright statement on it :)

Hen

On Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 11:46 AM, Ted Dunning <ted.dunning@gmail.com> wrote:
> No.  Leaving the year out does not mean it is copyrighted forever.  It means
> that the copyright notice is defective.
>
> You don't need a copyright notice under the Berne convention, but having one
> is a good idea.
>
> See here for some basic information on US copyright (which is pretty similar
> to European copyright since both conform to the Berne convention):
>
> http://www.uspto.gov/smallbusiness/copyrights/faq.html
>
>
> On Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 9:53 AM, Matthias Wessendorf <matzew@apache.org>
> wrote:
>>
>> Hello members,
>>
>> in the past we changed the license headers of our code, removing the year.
>>
>> Is there (couldn't find it) a reference to it, on the why? Leaving the
>> year out, means the code is under copyright forever? (instead of just
>> in a year, or a certain range)?
>>
>> Thanks!
>> -Matthias
>>
>> --
>> Matthias Wessendorf
>>
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