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    Newbie Attorney Jaffe's Avatar
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    Copyright Notice Update Reminder
    Dear Friends,

    Wishing you a Healthy and Happy New Year.

    Don’t forget to update your web site’s copyright notice to include the New Year, if you are creating new content this year. If you continue to publish content from prior years, you’ll want to include those prior years too. For example, you might update “Copyright © 2006-2010 YourCompanyName, Inc.” to “Copyright © 2006-2011 YourCompanyName, Inc.”
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    Mine automatically updates every year.

    Don't have to touch it.

    Copyright &copy; 2007 - <?php echo date('Y'); ?>

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    Quote Originally Posted by Attorney Jaffe View Post
    .. If you continue to publish content from prior years, you’ll want to include those prior years too. For example, you might update “Copyright © 2006-2010 YourCompanyName, Inc.” to “Copyright © 2006-2011 YourCompanyName, Inc.”
    Are you saying that material created in prior years is NOT covered as copyrighted unless those years are included in the copyright notice on our website?

    Doesn't sound anything like the little I remember of copyrighting from the old news writing 101 school days??
    Generate more fake news.

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    I think part of the problem with not including a start year is that someone can come along and say that they created it before you. For instance, if you started it in 1999 and you just say "Copyright 2011", someone who copied it in 2005 can say they created it then and that you copied them. Just speculation, though. I'm not the lawyer.

    I've always updated mine every year, but never realized there was a good legal reason to. Glad to hear that there is!
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