[wp-hackers] Update your copyright notices today!
chris at clwill.com
Tue Jan 1 16:12:08 GMT 2008
Copyright is not the date of creation, it is the date of "publication" .
Many works get their copyright renewed with each new republication (see much
of Disney's material).
Arguably, a WP page is "published" each time it is generated for the user.
But this has not been legally tested and such display could be considered
simply "public performance" (see , and the section "publication").
So using a dynamically presented copyright date seems completely
appropriate. However, if you read  further, you'll see that printing a
date of copyright is optional, so this whole discussion may be moot.
IANAL, YMMV, this is all US-biased, etc., etc.
> From: Elliotte Rusty Harold <elharo at metalab.unc.edu>
> Subject: Re: [wp-hackers] Update your copyright notices today!
> Copyrights do not change just because the year changes. New posts in
> 2008 should have a 2008 copyright. Old posts and pages should have the
> copyright of whenever they're created.
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