Copyright notice in 9.1-RELEASE-p1 is 1992-2012 instead of 1992-2013

Lars Eighner lars at
Fri Feb 22 12:59:40 UTC 2013

On Fri, 22 Feb 2013, Bas Smeelen wrote:

> I just upgraded to systems from 7.4-STABLE to 9.1-RELEASE-p1 and noticed that 
> the copyright shows 1992-2012 instead of 1992-2013

While it would be good for this to be fixed, under the terms of the Berne
Convention and US copyright law, the notice is not absolutely necessary

(this is the "You knew it wasn't yours!" answer your mom gave to "I did not
know whose it was")

and defects in the notice are not fatal to the copyright. Some fairly feeble
remedies (such as amending the notice on undistributes copies, even after an
infringement has been detected) are sufficient to protect the work.

(I am not a lawyer, but I live from intellectual property.)

Lars Eighner
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