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Ron Savage (5224)

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Wednesday September 02, 2009
05:56 PM

The Difficulties of Copyright

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Hi Folks

Via Perlsphere [1] and a Perlbuzz [2] roundup [3] I see the Perl Foundation [4] has guidelines for copyright notices [5].

All well and good, in an area many of us are uneasy or unclear about.

But there's a problem: In Australia, and I'll bet other countries, the token (C) is not a copyright symbol, because to have legal status the ring has to completely enclose the C.

I mention this so that people don't think that something like:

This note is Copyright (C) 2009, Ron Savage.

means this note is copyrighted by me. It doesn't mean that, so it isn't.

And yes, the intention is clear, but hey, guess what a lawyer would do with that...

[1] http://perlsphere.net/

[2] http://perlbuzz.com/

[3] http://perlbuzz.com/2009/09/perlbuzz-news-roundup-for-2009-09-02.html

[4] http://www.perlfoundation.org/

[5] http://www.perlfoundation.org/cpan_licensing_guidelines

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