> is correct to say that the D700 does not allow you to add a copyright symbol in the Copyright menu?
Yes, I think that's true. At least, none of my cameras allow it either.
I think I know why: I read somewhere that in fact the word copyright has to be spelled out! Yes, that means that the (c) thing actually is worthless. I can't guarantee that's really the case - I'm no lawyer and I can't even play one on TV - but I have read that more than once.
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I've read from copyright attorneys that Copr. is the accepted abbreviation. Otherwise it has to be spelled out or the circle-c. I have read many times that (c) is indeed worthless. It was only done at any time during the days when computers couldn't produce the proper symbol and people didn't want to spell out the word.
Take your points but having looked at Wikipedia (and US is not the same as UK) As for UK - I think the symbol is as valid as writing the word out method - which is very longwinded, apart from the fact Micrisoft Word has the symbol it is also as easy to hit Alt 0169.
I dont suppose either way means much in practice in these days of scams & cheating but I believe in USA it is possible to register your copyright easily.
Also noted that it is the circle C which has no value as opposed to the proper symbol which possibly does.
I still think it odd that Nikon could not have added the symbol to what afterall is a copyright menu. Hardly rocket science to a progrmmer.
I definitely agree that they should have put in the actual symbol! In the US registration of the copyright is about the only way you can do anything meaningful in defense of your rights. Just putting the text on the image usually isn't enough.
Unfortunately, here in Canada, the copyright laws are no where near as strong or enforced as those in the US. There is legislation before the Canadian Parliament that may even dilute further what rights as creators we have. There is no online registration available in Canada as there is in the US.