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March 28, 2005, 9:28 pm
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Re: [Q] Copyright notice
> I have noticed that many webpages place a little copyright notice at the
> bottom...is this really necessary? I seem to recall something at some
> point which implied that copyright is simply assumed these days.
In the United States, the copyright symbol is not required, although
some courts may award higher damages if you use it since you can argue
that the infringer had constructive knowledge of your ownership of the
intellectual property content of the web page. A copyright in the US is
not "assumed", it comes into being at the moment the work is reduced to
any tangible medium of expression.
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