Re: Yearless copyrights: what do people think?
Paul Wise <email@example.com> writes:
> On Wed, 2023-02-22 at 09:47 -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:
>> People doing this should be aware that you're probably waiving certain
>> damage provisions in US copyright law should you ever sue someone in
>> the US for violating the license on the Debian packaging, at least so
>> far as I understand US copyright law. (I am not a lawyer and this is
>> not legal advice for your specific situation.)
> Could you give some more details about this? I hadn't heard of it yet.
(d) Evidentiary Weight of Notice.—
If a notice of copyright in the form and position specified by this
section appears on the published copy or copies to which a defendant
in a copyright infringement suit had access, then no weight shall be
given to such a defendant’s interposition of a defense based on
innocent infringement in mitigation of actual or statutory damages,
except as provided in the last sentence of section 504(c)(2).
Also see https://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ03.pdf, specifically
"Advantages to Using a Copyright Notice" starting on page 3.
Russ Allbery (firstname.lastname@example.org) <https://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>