Re: Copyright/trademark information request

Subject: Re: Copyright/trademark information request
From: Stephen Arrants <arrants -at- BRIGHTWARE -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 22 Jan 1997 12:07:14 -0800

On Wednesday, January 22, 1997 11:49 AM, Cheryl
Kidder[SMTP:chekid -at- SYMIX -dot- COM] wrote:
> Greetings All:
>
> Copyright question: In technical documents, what sort of copyright
> information is required by law? I work at a sofware company and our
> copyright expert is telling us that we must show the little "c" in a
> circle on the front page of hardcopy and on the TOC of our online Help.
> He says that without the little "c" the copyright isn't valid.

He is wrong. A work has a copyright from its inception. Putting a mark
on it does help you if the work is copied an you go to court.

For some good information on copyrights, see The Copyright Website at
http://www.benedict.com/

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