RE: updating copyright notice date ranges

Subject: RE: updating copyright notice date ranges
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riveraintech -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 3 Jan 2012 17:29:50 -0500

As always (well, as usual), TECHWR-L has the answer! See:

http://techwhirl.com/articles/updating-copyright-notices/


-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Lauriston
Sent: Tuesday, January 03, 2012 5:26 PM
To: TECHWR-L
Subject: updating copyright notice date ranges

I've always updated copyrights by changing the last date in the range.
For example, if the old copyright notice was (c)2007-2010 Acme Products,
Inc., I'd update it to (c)2007-2012 Acme Products, Inc..

I saw a style guide rule that said not to update the range unless the
document was revised in each year in the range. For example, if Iast
edited that document in 2010, the new notice would be (c)2007-2010,
2012 Acme Products, Inc.. This makes no sense to me: the 2010 copyright
wouldn't expire until 2105, so who cares if it wasn't edited in 2010?

I find nothing on copyright.gov to support this rule. In fact, you don't
even need to include a notice:

http://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ03.pdf





This message contains confidential information intended only for the use of the addressee(s). If you are not the addressee, or the person responsible for delivering it to the addressee, you are hereby notified that reading, disseminating, distributing, copying, electronic storing or the taking of any action in reliance on the contents of this message is strictly prohibited. If you have received this message by mistake, please notify us, by replying to the sender, and delete the original message immediately thereafter. Thank you.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Create and publish documentation through multiple channels with Doc-To-Help.
Choose your authoring formats and get any output you may need. Try
Doc-To-Help, now with MS SharePoint integration, free for 30-days.
http://www.doctohelp.com

---
You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as archive -at- web -dot- techwr-l -dot- com -dot-

To unsubscribe send a blank email to
techwr-l-leave -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
or visit http://lists.techwr-l.com/mailman/options/techwr-l/archive%40web.techwr-l.com


To subscribe, send a blank email to techwr-l-join -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com

Send administrative questions to admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit
http://www.techwhirl.com/email-discussion-groups/ for more resources and info.

Looking for articles on Technical Communications? Head over to our online magazine at http://techwhirl.com

Looking for the archived Techwr-l email discussions? Search our public email archives @ http://techwr-l.com/archives


Previous by Author: Yay or Nay
Next by Author: RE: updating copyright notice date ranges
Previous by Thread: Re: Creating SGML Using the Standard Technical Manuals DTD
Next by Thread: Re: updating copyright notice date ranges


What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads


Sponsored Ads