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learner:
Squad,

Let me preface this by saying I'm not an attorney and you should never take legal advice from a forum. You should check with the gov's copyright info site to verify.

The last major copyright law change (which was done primarily to product Mickey Mouse from going into public domain--no kidding) protects your work with or without a copyright notice. The main advantage to having a copyright notice along with filing for a copyright (within the first 3 months of creation) is that if you ever have to file against someone for intellectual theft you will be able to sue for your attorney fees. Otherwise you are on your own for your legal fees even if you prevail.

BTW don't bother getting advice from any attorney who does not specialize in intellectual property. I have friends who are attorneys who are clueless about intellectual properties including trademarks. One friend who sought out legal help to trademark her company's name was ill advised by an attorney who normally covers contracts. The bad advice she received caused her to lose her company name. If it is important consult an intellectual rights attorney.

squad:
No I will repeat it is not I using this type of copyright notice, I am using the notice in my original post.

I was just interested, as it seemed a odd usage of words ummmmm

Thanks for the information. :)

Gary:

--- Quote from: squad on November 26, 2008, 05:26:37 AM ---Thanks for that, as I have never seen it written any other the site I was talking about is using 1.1 RC something I can't
remember which one exactly :)

--- End quote ---

If you saw the copyright written differently, it would've been on two lines like:

Forum Name | Powered by SMF 1.1 RC1.
© 2001-2005, Lewis Media. All Rights Reserved.

Lewis Media was the previous holder of SMF's copyright before it was transferred to Simple Machines LLC, it was changed to one line in 1.1 RC2.

squad:

--- Quote from: Gazmanafc on November 26, 2008, 03:26:55 PM ---
--- Quote from: squad on November 26, 2008, 05:26:37 AM ---Thanks for that, as I have never seen it written any other the site I was talking about is using 1.1 RC something I can't
remember which one exactly :)

--- End quote ---

If you saw the copyright written differently, it would've been on two lines like:

Forum Name | Powered by SMF 1.1 RC1.
© 2001-2005, Lewis Media. All Rights Reserved.

Lewis Media was the previous holder of SMF's copyright before it was transferred to Simple Machines LLC, it was changed to one line in 1.1 RC2.

--- End quote ---

This is what it is like now and yes it was like that previously. When I saw the word 'Deluxe' I thought I had missed something  :-[ That was all :)  Thanks for your help Gazmanafc

Forum Name | Powered by SMF Deluxe.
© 2001-2005, Lewis Media. All Rights Reserved.
Theme by @niqen

brandonmccoy:
you can in fact install custom copyright ,which will put whatever you want on top of the smf info thing

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