Copyright Year

The year of copyright.


Since the <copyright-statement> element is intended for display, this element’s contents may not be displayed (but will be available for searching). The <copyright-year> element need not be used, if having the year as part of the <copyright-statement> is sufficient.

Related Elements

There are three copyright elements which may be contained in the <permissions> grouping element:
  • <copyright-statement>, which is a textual statement of the copyright intended for print and display (This full statement usually contains the copyright holder’s name and the year among other information.);
  • <copyright-year>, a metadata element that names just the copyright year (This is intended for metadata searching and aggregation and is typically not displayed.); and
  • <copyright-holder>, also a metadata element that is typically not displayed.


Model Description

Text, numbers, or special characters

This element may be contained in:

Example 1

Copyright statement and also a copyright year:
  <copyright-statement>ASME is the registered trademark of The American Society 
   of Mechanical Engineers.</copyright-statement>
  <copyright-holder>THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS</copyright-holder> </permissions>

Example 2

Copyright year and holder with no copyright statement:
<iso-meta id="profile.int">