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A copyright statement, which is normally known as a copyright notice in the United States, is a short statement attached to a published material of authorship such as a music CD or a book. It is used with an aim to notify the public that the work is granted the copyright and to supply information about the copyright owner. A copyright statement should be attached to the work and have a proper format.
A copyright statement would start with the copyright symbol, namely the letter "c" in a circle; the word "copyright". This is followed by the name of the copyright holder and the year of the first publication of the work. Within a copyright notice, the copyright owner can be tracked down and you can ask for permission to utilize the work as a result. Nevertheless, you must be aware that the copyright holder might have sold his copyright to someone else after the copyright notice was attached to the material. A copyright notice is beneficial because it acts as a deterrent to infringement. It shows that the copyright holder is serious about enforcing his rights. It is obvious that a copyright statement was attached to the material would stop the infringing party from claiming the unintentional infringement, which is utilized by defendants to minimize the amount of damages awarded by the court.
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