[flashrom] [PATCH 07/12] add ICH/PCH flash descriptor decoding

Andrew Goodbody andrew.goodbody at tadpole.com
Mon Jun 13 15:24:39 CEST 2011

Carl-Daniel Hailfinger wrote:
> Am 08.06.2011 04:55 schrieb Stefan Tauner:
>> + * (c) 2010  Matthias Wenzel <bios at mazzoo dot de>
>> + * (c) 2011  Stefan Tauner
> Please use the same format as in other files, i.e. don't only use "(c)"
> but also add the word "Copyright". Rumor has it that even the order of
> "(c)" vs. "Copyright" is important for US law. No idea if that is true,
> but it can't hurt to do the same as everyone else.

My understanding is that there is no recognition in law for the use of 
(c). The law only recognises the actual copyright symbol ie 'c' inside a 
circle. So the use of (c) can actually be harmful as it can interfere 
with legally defined phrases.

The limitations of ASCII are not the concern of the law.


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