A copyright notice is principally intended to assist with assertions of copyright infringement. Historically, a copyright notice could be a prerequisite of copyright protection. This is no longer the case (at least in the most significant jurisdictions). Nonetheless, a notice will help in educating potential copyright infringers, and may make it harder to rely upon an innocent infringement defense.
The free copyright notice covers the following:
- Ownership of copyright
- Copyright license
- Data mining
- Enforcement of copyright
- Infringing material
- This copyright notice
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