[TYPO3-core] Copyright-year in license-headers

Jigal van Hemert jigal.van.hemert at typo3.org
Wed Feb 12 19:03:57 CET 2014


On 12-2-2014 18:03, Philipp Gampe wrote:
> Michael Schams wrote:
>> I don't know the legal aspects and requirements, but I assume, the
>> year(s) given in the copyright statement in the comment lines should
>> reflect the current year, even if the file has not been changed "this
>> year". So, I doubt that incrementing the year value, when someone
>> touches a file is required/practical.
> Wrong, the copyright your states when "created" your copyright. If you edit
> a file, then you create a derived work with a new copyright. Therefore you
> must only change the copyright year if you edit a file.

The answer from a lawyer who specializes in copyright law:

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