I want to add a copyright notice to a website I created.
(c) Me 2010. All rights reserved.
I am aware that everything written by someone is automatically copyrighted (if I'm not mistaken, and perhaps depending on country laws).
I see some sites use the following format for this
(c) Me 2009-2010.
However for me that makes no sense to add an 'end-date' to the notice. I am aware I can code to update the notice every year, but I just find it strange. Or is it just me?
Another question is:
I also use copyrighted code from others (they are all mentioned in the credits including links to their licenses of course) on my site. Would it still be OK to add the copyright notice to the site with only Me in it?
So to sum it up I have 2 questions:
- What is THE RIGHT WAYTM of adding a copyright notice on a website (or code or whatever)? If there is one.
- Is it allowed to copyright code with other copyrighted code within it?