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Questions tagged [copyright-notice]

For questions related to copyright notices © and their formatting.

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Do copyright notices need to be placed at the beginning of a file?

I'm a student and won't be publishing code any time soon, but I am working on improving the composition of my code. I'm interested in open source and I've only seen copyright notices and license text ...
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Using a website in an app under different name

In mobile development, you can embed a webpage in your app as part of the app. Now someone has asked me to embed a certain webpage from a website which offers a panel (which you have to buy) to their ...
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DMCA Takedown and counter notice when service provider

There's something I have trouble understanding. My app is considered a service provider and registered with copyright.gov Some time ago someone found some copyrighted work and filed a DMCA notice to ...
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Can copyright of a book be extended by the authors relatives?

The book in question is Dale Carnegie's "How to Win Friends and Influence People". This is a screenshot taken from the amazon listing of the book: https://i.imgur.com/pYt4ws9.png This is the text as ...
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May I keep my copyright notice?

I have a small business website. I am using pictures with various licenses (license usage is correct). At the bottom of my page I am showing a copyright notice "copyright © 2019 my business name". Do ...
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Should I put my business's copyright notice on my client's website?

I co-own a web design agency, we're finishing up our first three jobs this week for some smaller, local mom-and-pop shops. Obviously the stakes aren't that high at the moment, but I was curious ...
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Can a trademark owner prevent third parties to create software for the related trademark service?

Pinterest is a social sharing web site. https://pinterest.com I have created a software that helps users to share photos online to Pinterest easily and quickly. https://addons.opera.com/en-gb/...
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Is it ok to name a character after a real life fighter jet?

I have a character in a world i am making along with a few others who are named after real life fighter jets both new and old however i was wondering if whatever i have made took off and got poplular ...
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Is it illegal to download copyright videos for free?

I want to publish fan-made videos on YouTube that contain clips from movies and TV shows. No money will be gained for myself. Is the act of downloading those movies and TV episodes for free, editing ...
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Is a software license still valid, if it claims copyright for previous years?

I had a FOSS project with a license which first mentioned "Copyright 2016". Then year 2017 came, and I replaced it with "Copyright 2017". After a while, I realized my mistake and replaced it with "...
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Can I use my first name's initial on a copyright notice?

Instead of this: MIT License Copyright (c) 2018 Firstname Middlename Lastname Can I do this: MIT License Copyright (c) 2018 F. Middlename Lastname Are there any legal caveats to this practice?
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Can I use the copyright symbol on my website without registration of copyright in India?

I wanted to ask whether I can use the copyright symbol on my website without actually registering it. COPYRIGHT © AUTHOR And is it allowed according to Indian copyright law? I came to know ...
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Can I use the copyright symbol and rights statement if I haven't registered the copyright?

Am I legally allowed to put the (C) Copyright, all rights reserved text at the bottom of my website, if I have a logo that I own but have not registered the copyright or trademark in the logo in ...
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What are the legal implications of providing software only with a copyright notice?

What does it mean when software is only provided with the following legend: "Copyright (C) 2016 John Doe Inc. All rights reserved." What are exactly the legal consequences of "All rights reserved"? ...
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What exactly does “Copyright © [year] [company]” on a website entail? [duplicate]

Almost every website has some variation of "Copyright © [year] [company]" at the bottom. Sometimes they also add "All rights reserved". What exactly do those terms entail? My biggest concern is this: ...
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How to properly maintain website footer copyright notice?

There are often 3 copyright notice formats one might come across in the footer of website: Copyright © [Year the site or page was published]-[Year always kept current] Copyright © [Year this ...