A copyright notice is a mark stating when an original work was first placed into a fixed form. The Berne Convention does not require a copyright notice on works created after 1989, but copyright notices are still widely used.
A copyright notice contains three pieces of information:
1. The symbol ©, or the word "Copyrighted", or the abbreviation "Copr." 2. The year of first publication (including first online publication). 3. The name of the author.
For example: "© 2002 by Jane Doe."