The copyright element specifies legal ownership of the content.
The copyright element is used for a single copyright entry. It includes the copyright years and the copyright holder. Multiple copyright statements are allowed.
This element is equivalent to the Rights element in Dublin Core.
See appendix for information about this element in OASIS document type shells.
<prolog> <copyright> <copyryear year="2001-04-12"></copyryear> <copyrholder>IBM</copyrholder> </copyright> <copyright type="secondary"> <copyryear year="2002-03-03"></copyryear> <copyrholder>Schweetones Publishing, Inc.</copyrholder> </copyright> </prolog>
The following attributes are available on this element: Universal attribute group and the attribute defined below.
- Indicates the legal status of the copyright holder. Note that this differs from the type
attribute on many other DITA elements. Beginning
with DITA 1.2, values in this attribute are not limited to a small number of choices; the
following values were used in DITA 1.0 and DITA 1.1, and are still provided as sample values:
- The copyright holder with first claim on the copyright
- An additional copyright holder who is not primary
- See Using the -dita-use-conref-target value for more information.