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2009 Copyright Public Service Announcement

Jan 05, 2009

I do this every year just because it’s a pet peeve of mine.  It’s now officially 2009 – time to update all those copyright notices if you haven’t turned the ending year into a variable.  What’s the point of these stupid copyright notices on the bottom of every web page anyway? 

Kudos to Matt Blumberg at Return Path for (a) reminding me about this and (b) having his copyright notices automated.  Google – not so automated.  Microsoft – not so automated (although Live appears to be).  Yahoo – automated!  Ask – not so automated.  Ebay – not so automated.  IBM – not so copyrighted!  I could go on but it’s time to go have lunch with my partners.