Proper Copyright Notice at UCAR
Notice. Copyright notice is not required anymore, but it is strongly recommended. The three elements of a copyright notice are:
The year of first creation/publication;
The symbol (c) or the word copyright; and
The name of the copyright owner.
For UCAR, the following notice is correct:
2002 Copyright University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
1995-2002, Copyright University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
1998, 2000, 2002, Copyright University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
The different dates represent the first date of creation, along with dates of substantial revisions or new versions of the work. The copyright notice may contain other information, such as another creator's name or the phrase "All Rights Reserved," but the three elements previously required by the statute are basic indicia of copyright.
At UCAR, computer software, which includes source code, object code, and graphical user interfaces, is a common UCAR work product that is eligible for copyright protection. Because it and associated documentation may be delivered in electronic format or hard copy, proper notice should be set forth in one or more of the following ways. For computer files, the copyright notice should be contained in a header, footer, or at the "beginning" of every file. The copyright notice should also appear on printouts, related documentation, on the media, and on the opening screen.