Typically a copyright statement, (the assertion of ownership rights by the author to his/ her original works) includes:

Why include a copyright assertion?

By including your copyright, you can assert your rights to your original material and can indicate under what terms people can reproduce or use it. Your copyright assertion should be included on every page of your Web site as visitors may not always enter your site via the home page.

Example Copyright

Copyright © 2007 Company X/ John Smith. All rights reserved. The information and graphics on this Web Site may not be reproduced in any material form or transmitted to any persons without permission from Company X under the Copyright Act 1994.

Please contact Company X if you would like to use any of the information or graphics.

Individuals and organisations wishing to make Company X content accessible through their Web sites are encouraged to create hypertext links to the required content on this Web site.

Please note: You will need to check with your own legal advisor to ensure that your site meets all its necessary legal obligations. Our examples do not constitute legal advice and Avatar Ltd disclaim all liability for damages of any kind arising out of use, reference to, or reliance on any information provided.

You should also remember that laws regarding online disclaimers, privacy policies, copyright and terms and conditions are complex and may differ between countries. You should regard our advice and guidelines as a starting point only.

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