[python-uk] copyright info in source

Jon Ribbens jon+python-uk at unequivocal.co.uk
Tue Sep 10 15:18:51 CEST 2013

On Mon, Sep 09, 2013 at 07:53:26PM +0100, Russel Winder wrote:
> Sadly, although it would be nice to have a file that says it applies to
> all files and so be very DRY, this will not work in UK and USA law,
> possibly also other jurisdictions.

Do you have a reference for this? As far as I am aware, that statement
is simply wrong. Legally speaking, theoretically none of the computer
files comprising a program require any sort of copyright statement or
licence information whatsoever. The licence could be a completely
separate thing, for example a piece of physical paper.

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