That copyright statement is cargo-culted from there
US copyright is everywhere anyway
Zash: that's the point
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"For works first published [in the US] on or after March 1, 1989, use of the copyright notice is optional. Before March 1, 1989, the use of the notice was mandatory on all published works."
"A copyright notice may still be used as a deterrent against infringement, or as a notice that the owner intends on holding their claim to copyright."
Lawyers are likely to include it as a matter of routine (probably with a similar feeling of assert-it-or-lose-it with trademarks,) but it's also seen as a defence against 'innocent infringement' ("I didn't know it was copyrighted.")
see also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berne_Convention
theTedd: thanks very much, that's enlightening!
I've cargo-culted it into so many projects, but none of them I started befire March 1, 1989.
I'd assumed it was required too, which is why I went digging
so if its not added its public domain in the US?
The main variance is how long it lasts, but it's effectively forever everywhere due to trade agreements and things.
MSavoritias (fae,ve), all published creative works are automatically copyrighted, even if you don't explicitly state that
MSavoritias (fae,ve): it was required some decades ago, but now everything copyrightable is copyrighted implicitly
and for at least 70 years, likely more
Yeah thats what i thought. well unlicense it is then :/