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Re: Finish updating copyright years

From: Piet van Oostrum
Subject: Re: Finish updating copyright years
Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2005 15:22:13 +0100

>>>>> address@hidden (Randal L. Schwartz) (RLS) wrote:

>RLS> The way it was explained to me is that you can't take something that
>RLS> says:

>RLS>         Copyright (c) 1994, Randal L. Schwartz

>RLS> and re-release it in 2005 as:

>RLS>         Copyright (c) 1994, 2005 Randal L. Schwartz

>RLS> without any new creative content, because that would be artificially
>RLS> extending the date of original publication, and that's not legal.

That sounds reasonable.

>RLS> However, if you introduce new creative content, the *new* content is
>RLS> copyright during the new release year, although the *old* content
>RLS> still must be released with the old dates.  That's why updated
>RLS> material ends up with multiple dates.

That means the old contents will expire earlier than the new contents,
I suppose. I don't think emacs will ever get into that problem :=)
Piet van Oostrum <address@hidden>
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