[thelist] Is a copyright statement required?

Martin martin at members.evolt.org
Sun May 12 12:24:01 CDT 2002

On Saturday, May 11, 2002, at 04:54  pm, James S. Huggins (Evolt) wrote:

> =======================
> One being that a web designer does have copyright over their design I
> know,
> but if the site owner does not mention copyright anywhere within the
> site
> or it's underlying code, what then?
> Lost in copyright lands....
> =======================
> Under current law, copyright vests in the creator at the moment of
> creation.

...until such time as they explicitly assign it elsewhere

[...although 'creator' is not necessarily the individual who has done the
work. For example, if the individual is in fulltime employment and the
work is undertaken as part of their employment, the creator is their

> No notice is required. No registration is required.
> However, expression of a notice may be helpful to a lawsuit.
> And, registration is required to seek punitive damages.

...in some jurisdictions.

And I'm still not conviced that HTML per se is covered, although
the assets it contains (text, images etc) and the rendered result
clearly are.

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