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Re: Provence and property rights

My apologies for the prior message without its intended text.  What
I had intended to say was:

In most jurisdictions, the format of a copyright notice is prescribed
by law.   Fortunately, copyright can exist without a valid notice, but
failure to format the notice correctly can have an inpact on the
damages recoverable in an infringement case.  See for example


This means that the prescribed loop, while useful is not likely
to be sufficient, and for the moment, authors are best advised
to continue to use a comment early in the text of the CIF for
their formal copyright notice.
   -- Herbert

At 10:29 AM +0100 9/19/04, Peter Murray-Rust wrote:
>I believe it is now important for CIFs to be able to carry 
>provenance and rights as a formal part of the information. We have 
>already discussed that comments are sometimes used for this but 
>these are fragile as they are non standard and are not formally part 
>of the CIF. This is a complex issue and what follows is a starting 
>point for discussion rather than a precise proposal.
>There are at least two separate issues
>recording of the copyright. This can be multi-author so must at 
>least be loop_able. Perhaps
>_copyright_date _copyright_author
>2002 'W.Plinge'
>2003 'J.Doe'
>2004 'American Chemical Society'
  Herbert J. Bernstein, Professor of Computer Science
    Dowling College, Kramer Science Center, KSC 121
         Idle Hour Blvd, Oakdale, NY, 11769


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