Subject: Re: Copyright template?
To: Brad Salai <>
From: Nick Cuccia <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/13/1996 23:32:25
On Thu, 13 Jun 1996 19:36:11 -0400 (EDT)  "Brad Salai" wrote:
>> > Is there a canonical template for the standardized copyright notice in
>> > everything?
>>  [copyright](c)name_of_copyright_owner _year_of_first_publication

>> where the (c) is a c in a circle, and the owner is often, but not
>> necessarily the author of the work.
>> Under the present law in the US, the notice is a good idea, but not required.

A modified version of the above:

	Copyright (circle-c) Name-of-owner Year-of-first-pub.  All Rights

is suggested in chapter six of _How to Copyright Software_[1].  The part up to
"All Rights Reserved" satisfies both Universal Copyright Convention (UCC) and
Berne Convention nations (the US is a signatory to both).  The "All Rights
Reserved" is required for Buenos Aires Convention countries; only a handful of
South American nations are signatories to just the Buenos Aires Convention.


[1] Salone, M. J.  _How to Copyright Software_, 2/e.  Berkeley: Nolo Press,