RE: legal notices in software?

Subject: RE: legal notices in software?
From: "Andrew Warren" <awarren -at- synaptics -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2006 18:21:23 -0700

John Cornellier wrote:

> Further to the helpful article "Placing Copyright Notices In
> Documentation"
> Does anyone know of similar info for placing copyright notices in
> software (e.g. Help > About)?


The US Copyright Office's "Circular 3" quaintly suggests displaying the
notice "at the user's terminal at sign-on"; Bitlaw's more-modern
rendering of that suggestion is to "include the notice on a splash
screen which is temporarily shown when the program is initially

Circular 3:
The Only Dependable Authority: [your IP attorney's phone number here]


=== Andrew Warren - awarren -at- synaptics -dot- com
=== Synaptics, Inc - Santa Clara, CA

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