Ray Saintonge wrote:
Michael Snow wrote:
Requirements like that (the US used to
require a copyright notice) have been stripped away as an unreasonable
burden on authors.
I don't think that that was the reason. The publishers would be the
ones to make sure that the notice was there anyway. Like abandoning the
requirement that registration was a precondition to copyright
protection, it was a consequence to acceding to international treaties
which demanded that copyright vest automatically in the author. The
author could not lose his rights out of ignorance.
I'm aware of the background behind the change. I don't find any of it
inconsistent with saying the requirement was deemed an unreasonable
burden on authors, those are simply some of the arguments why it was