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  • Any copyrighting step by step infomation for software ???

    wrote some code and I want to copyright it .....

     

    Thanks

    • Moved by Mike Feng Tuesday, November 20, 2012 7:39 AM (From:Visual C# General)
    Friday, November 16, 2012 6:12 PM

Answers

  • Hi superlurker,

    As Paul  said, this is not a C# related question. It is the off-topic issue in our forum .So , I'd move it to off-topic forum .

    Thanks for your support and understanding .

    Regards,


    Lisa Zhu [MSFT]
    MSDN Community Support | Feedback to us

    • Marked as answer by superlurker Monday, November 19, 2012 2:28 PM
    Monday, November 19, 2012 6:10 AM

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  • Any and all published material, regardless of medium, is automatically copyright as soon as you attach a notification similar to the following:

    Copyright (c) 2012 by MyName LastName. All rights reserved unless ....


    "Premature optimization is the root of all evil." - Knuth


    Of course, the copyright is only valid if you are in fact the author.
    • Edited by Pieter Geerkens Friday, November 16, 2012 6:19 PM minor edit
    • Proposed as answer by servy42 Friday, November 16, 2012 6:20 PM
    Friday, November 16, 2012 6:19 PM
  • Unlike Patent and Trademark, there is no central registry.

    "Premature optimization is the root of all evil." - Knuth

    Friday, November 16, 2012 6:20 PM
  • Any and all published material, regardless of medium, is automatically copyright as soon as you attach a notification similar to the following:

    Copyright (c) 2012 by MyName LastName. All rights reserved unless ....

    Well, that's technically dependent on what country you're in, but it's true in many countries.
    Friday, November 16, 2012 6:21 PM
  • Granted. My experience is in countries with an English Common Law tradition.

    "Premature optimization is the root of all evil." - Knuth

    Friday, November 16, 2012 6:23 PM
  • The rules for copyright expiration vary widely, which is why so many Penguin paperbacks are not available in the US. However, I doubt copyright expiration will be much of an issue for software developers, given how little of it will still be in use unchangeed 75 or 99 years from now.

    ;-)


    "Premature optimization is the root of all evil." - Knuth

    Friday, November 16, 2012 6:25 PM
  • Copyright symbol:

    ©

    "Premature optimization is the root of all evil." - Knuth

    Saturday, November 17, 2012 4:13 AM
  • This is not a c# question, it is a question about the law.  Laws are different in different countries.  You should consult an expert in the laws around intellectual property in your own country.

    If the answer to your question is important to you I would strongly advise you to ignore any answers you get from the programming types that frequent this forum (including this one!).  Legal practitioners are equiped to answer questions to do with the law


    Paul Linton

    • Proposed as answer by Riced Saturday, November 17, 2012 11:21 AM
    Saturday, November 17, 2012 4:35 AM
  • Hi superlurker,

    As Paul  said, this is not a C# related question. It is the off-topic issue in our forum .So , I'd move it to off-topic forum .

    Thanks for your support and understanding .

    Regards,


    Lisa Zhu [MSFT]
    MSDN Community Support | Feedback to us

    • Marked as answer by superlurker Monday, November 19, 2012 2:28 PM
    Monday, November 19, 2012 6:10 AM
  • Hi, what about these libraries you use in your scripts such as:

    using System;
    using System.Collections.Generic;
    using System.ComponentModel;
    using System.Data;
    using System.Drawing;
    using System.Linq;
    using System.Text;
    using System.Text.RegularExpressions;
    using System.Windows.Forms;
    using System.IO;
    using System.Net;
    using System.Net.NetworkInformation;
    using System.Reflection;
    using AxWMPLib;
    using System.Threading;
    using AxShockwaveFlashObjects;
    using System.Diagnostics;

    Am I breaking the law if I include these in my scripts?


     
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