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From Alex Harui <aha...@adobe.com>
Subject Re: Update copyright notice of docs distributed with the project
Date Wed, 05 Oct 2016 21:02:44 GMT
Thanks Roy,

I noticed the US code says "year of first publication".  So if I first
ship Apache Foo 0.5 in 2012, I would use 2012 in the copyright notice in
NOTICE, but if I ship Apache Foo 0.6 in 2013, is Apache Foo 0.6 a "first
publication" or a "derivative work incorporating previously published
material" so isn't a big deal if the copyright year still says 2012?


On 10/5/16, 1:09 PM, "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com> wrote:

>> On Oct 1, 2016, at 12:25 PM, Henri Yandell <bayard@apache.org> wrote:
>> Or even drop the year.
>> Just saying "Copyright <Entity>" and then a FAQ that says "How do we
>>determine the year of copyright?   Use the source control - we are a
>>public foundation and the source history is open to all. "
>A valid copyright notice is defined by law.  The law doesn't allow
>year-ranges, nor fantasies like 2008-present.
>In the US, that would be 17 U.S. Code ยง 401 (b)
>   https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/17/401
>However, a valid notice isn't required if the owner doesn't care about
>suing for damages on infringement, which is one of many reasons why
>we no longer place a copyright notice on individual files.
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