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Version: DocBook V4.5


copyright — Copyright information about a document


Content Model

copyright ::=


Common attributes


The Copyright element holds information about the date(s) and holder(s) of a document copyright. If an extended block of text describing the copyright or other legal status is required, use LegalNotice.

The Copyright element is confined to meta-information. For copyright statements in running text, see Trademark.

Processing expectations

May be formatted inline or as a displayed block, depending on context. Sometimes suppressed.

A displayed copyright notice usually includes the copyright symbol, ©, as generated text and is formatted with commas separating multiple years. Additional generated text, such as the legend “All rights reserved,” may also be generated.


The following elements occur in copyright: holder, year.


<!DOCTYPE copyright PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.1.2//EN"
<holder>O'Reilly &amp; Associates, Inc.</holder>

For additional examples, see also bibliography, biblioset, bookinfo.