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Re: Unicode 11.0 added a special Copyleft symbol

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: Unicode 11.0 added a special Copyleft symbol
Date: Sat, 9 Jun 2018 09:26:11 -0700
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Siraphob (Ben) Phipathananunth wrote:
aren't copyright notices legally required to have the © character present?

Under US law a proper copyright notice must say either "copyright", or "copr.", or "©". For example, "Copyright 2018 Free Software Foundation, Inc." For details, please see:


The Emacs sources contain many copyright notices that have "(C)" in them in addition to "copyright". The "(C)" is not required by any law, and the simplest change (if we were to make any change at all) would be to remove the instances of "(C)". We could also replace "Copyright" with "©" but that might run into encoding issues for some files.

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