“There are relatively strict technical requirements as to what a copyright notice must contain if it is to serve its purpose of preventing people from claiming in court that they were “innocent-infringers.” A valid copyright notice contains three elements:
- the copyright symbol ©, or the words “Copyright” or “Copr.”
- if the website is published, the year of publication, and
- the name of the copyright owner.”
Generally, a website is published when initially launched, so your copyright should reflect the original date. However, the information on websites changes frequently, sometimes daily. If you are adding a considerable amount of content, you should consider establishing added copyright dates. You can display additional content updates as a series of dates (© 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017).
Placing your copyright on your homepage is sufficient to cover all the information and images on your site. Typically, a copyright notice lives in your site’s footer, making it visible on every page. Footer placement ensures that wherever a user lands on your site, the copyright is present.
When freshening your site content for 2021, don’t forget to extend your copyright notice. 😉 If you need help with web updates, your friendly designers at Woodchuck Arts are ready to assist. Just send us an email through the link below to set-up a discussion!
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