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Thread #136861   Message #3129913
Posted By: Mysha
06-Apr-11 - 12:30 PM
Thread Name: New Mudcat CDs Phase 2 Pre-Production
Subject: RE: New Mudcat CDs Phase 2 Pre-Production

I may be wrong about this, but in my recollection the only reason for the (c) symbol was that the USA require it for copyright, so the Paris version of the Copyright Convention included that a work that had that symbol on it would be considered to have fulfilled any local requirements for copyright, as that way they could get the USA on board. But now the USA no longer has national requirements for copyright and now adheres to the international viewpoint that copyright follows from the creation of the work.

So, I doubt whether adding the (c) symbol, or just typing "(c)" would make any difference. Of course, all that would mean that I now have to find how not to claim copyright on the arrangement, in my case.