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Re: Yearless copyrights: what do people think?

On Wed, Feb 22, 2023 at 07:39:09AM -0700, Sam Hartman wrote:
> As Jonas mentions, including the years allows people to know when works
> enter the public domain and the license becomes more liberal.
> I think our users are better served by knowing when the Debian packaging
> would enter the public domain.

If this is the intention, then including the years is pointless.

Article 7 of the Berne Convention says:
(1) The term of protection granted by this Convention shall be the life 
    of the author and fifty years after his death.
(6) The countries of the Union may grant a term of protection in excess 
    of those provided by the preceding paragraphs.

> --Sam


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