It is often desirable to clearly display copyright information. This indicates that a work is copyrighted and deters piracy. This article covers ...
In general, it is a good idea to clearly display the following information ...
© ... the universally accepted symbol indicating copyright (usually Alt-G on the keyboard)
the date (year)
authors email address
eg ... © 2002 Joe Bloggs - firstname.lastname@example.org
Most fonts include both the
copyright "©" symbol and registered
trademark "®" symbol but NOT
the symbol for Phonographic copyright.
Download a sans serif PostScript font
which includes both publishing and
copyright symbols ("c" and "p" on the
keyboard) here ...
The following should be displayed on the inlay, booklet and label ...
The P in a circle denotes a phonographic (sound) recording.
If you are an filmmaker, illustrator or photographer who wishes to promote their images or movies by displaying low quality previews to be downloaded and/or viewed online, you can add a semi transparent visual copyright ownership message on a separate layer and then flatten the image (or merge layers).
This will deter piracy whilst conveying the essential quality of your work.
As well as embedding copyright info into the meta tags of a web page, you could display a simple copyright declaration at the foot of each page.
I usually create a <div> tag box, locate it at the foot of my page "container" <div> tag and enter something like ... "© Planet Of Tunes 2006"
read_me.txt text files are created to accompany project being delivered on CD and DVD ROM discs. One of the functions of a READ ME file is to display copyright information about the project. Click here for advice on copyright information in READ ME files.
Click here to go to Apple's web site where you can read Apple's rules for including QuickTime installers on CD and DVD ROMs and correctly displaying the QuickTime logos on packaging and applications.
Macromedia's compulsory logo / licensing guidelines should be followed carefully. Installing Director creates a folder containing the Made With Macromedia logo with instructions for its use.