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Re: FYI: mv

From: Daniel Reed
Subject: Re: FYI: mv
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2003 10:26:38 -0400 (EDT)

On 2003-09-25T09:16+0200, Akim Demaille wrote:
)  > -Copyright 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001 Free Software Foundation,
)  > +Copyright 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2003 Free Software 
) Add (C) ?

Can you confirm that is useful and/or acceptable under international law or
treaty or anything? My reading of US Copyright law seems to indicate the
only acceptable forms are the C surrounded by a complete circle (which can
not be represented in ASCII), the word "Copyright", or the abbreviation
"Copr." []. There is also a
reference that international copyright law requires the complete symbol
elsewhere on the site. I could have sworn I had seen a Copyright Office
circular that specifically stated the pseudo-symbol "(C)" had no legal
standing nor use, but I can not find it at present.

If nothing else, you shouldn't need to use both "Copyright" and the C symbol
at once, as they both mean the same thing. If "(C)" counts as the C symbol
then it should replace "Copyright" entirely.

Daniel Reed <address@hidden>
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