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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

http://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ1.html#fnv

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
>loop_
>_copyright_date _copyright_author
>2002 'W.Plinge'
>2003 'J.Doe'
>2004 'American Chemical Society'
>
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