RE: Two questions about Copyright notices

Subject: RE: Two questions about Copyright notices
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: "Robart, Kay" <Kay -dot- Robart -at- tea -dot- state -dot- tx -dot- us>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 11 May 2010 17:06:44 -0400

Robart, Kay [mailto:Kay -dot- Robart -at- tea -dot- state -dot- tx -dot- us] says:

> The changes between years have to be significant to claim a new
> copyright date, not just a few punctuation marks, and it is
> against the
> law to claim a copyright before the document has been published.

I know, that's why I brought it up when you talked about
the error in the opposite direction.

[snip fictional humor... or humor about fiction]
>
> Copyright wasn't really designed with the idea of companies
> copyrighting
> an updated manual every six months as opposed to protecting the rights
> of an author who might put out a different edition once or
> twice, adding
> new prefaces or making significant corrections and additions.
> An author
> or an author's family might care that he or she still has rights after
> 50 years, but who cares about a 50-year-old computer manual?


Yeah, that unfortunate gap between copyright expiry and
commencement of status as an antique.... PRICELESS! :-)


- Kevin (whose every computer is already an "antique" and some are only two years old)


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Two questions about Copyright notices: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
RE: Two questions about Copyright notices: From: Robart, Kay
RE: Two questions about Copyright notices: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
RE: Two questions about Copyright notices: From: Robart, Kay

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