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I sat through about 20 PowerPoint presentations yesterday (feel free to snicker now.)
As I was sitting in the audience, I noticed one thing that kept annoying me. A number of the presentations said Copyright “SOMETHING_OTHER_THAN_2004″ in the footer. I’ve noticed this a lot recently, as footers seems to have “Copyright 2002″, “Copyright 11/02″ or simply “4/12/03″. You’d think that PowerPoint would have an autocorrect rule for “Copyright.”
I know this borders on “nerd pet peeves”, but there you have it. There’s only one correct way to copyright something – it’s “© YEAR Company_Name.” If the presentation contains multiple years of work, then you should include both the first year of copyrightable material to current day (e.g. © 2002-2004 Company_Name).
Consider my pet peeve vent satisfied.