copyright — Copyright information about a document


Content Model

copyright ::=

  • Sequence of:


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.


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


The following elements occur in copyright: holder, year.

See Also

legalnotice, productname, trademark


<article xmlns=''>
  <title>Example copyright</title>
    <holder>O'Reilly &amp; Associates, Inc.</holder>




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