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Advise about missing copyright info

[Please keep CC debian-perl]

Dear debian-legal readers,

Currently, libsys-syslog-perl has the following debian/copyright:

  Upstream Author: Sebastien Aperghis-Tramoni

  This package contains the following copyright notice:

    This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
    it under the same terms as Perl itself.

  The license terms for Perl are as follows:

As you see, there is no explicit notice about copyright. I guess the
author information is derived from
http://search.cpan.org/dist/Sys-Syslog/ where it is evident who uploaded
the module on CPAN.

I've already filed a bug[1] upstream, but am wondering whether this
missing copyright notice is a serious bug according to the Policy 2.3:

  Therefore a program without a copyright notice is copyrighted and you
  may not do anything to it without risking being sued!

Please advise.

[1] http://rt.cpan.org/Public/Bug/Display.html?id=29451
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