copyright — Copyright information about a document.


copyright ::=

  • Sequence of:


Common attributes and common linking attributes.

No additional 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.


Common attributes and common linking attributes.

any attribute

Any attribute in any other explicit namespace


These elements contain copyright: biblioentry, bibliomixed, bibliomset, biblioset, info (, info (, info (, info (, info (, merge.


The following elements occur in copyright: holder, year.

See Also

Related elements: legalnotice, productname, trademark.


 1 |<article xmlns=''>
   |  <title>Example copyright</title>
   |  <copyright>
 5 |    <year>2009</year>
   |    <year>2010</year>
   |    <holder>O'Reilly Media, Inc.</holder>
   |  </copyright>
10 |