Subject: RE: (c), but no year
From: "Lawrence Rosen" <>
Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2006 22:22:46 -0700

Take a look at 17 USC 401. A year date is generally required in a copyright
notice. But section 401(b)(2) says "The year date may be omitted where a
pictorial, graphic, or sculptural work, with accompanying text matter, if
any, is reproduced in or on greeting cards, postcards, stationery, jewelry,
dolls, toys, or any useful articles."

/Larry Rosen

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Federico Lucifredi []
> Sent: Monday, October 02, 2006 10:14 PM
> To:
> Cc: 'Free Software for Business'
> Subject: Re: (c), but no year
> Lawrence,
>   can I take advantage of the fact that you are a lawyer and ask you
> where did the date that we used to see after the (C) of copyright go ? I
> remember being taught specifically that under common law you needed a
> (C), a year, and a copyright owner.  But, starting relatively recently,
> I started seeing things like "(C) Disney" with no date - was something
> changed in the several reviews of copyright law in this regard ?
>   I do not want to waste your time with a question others probably know
> the answer to already - a pointer to appropriate reading would be
> appreciated, though.
>   Thank you  -Federico