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.

Content models

See appendix for information about this element in OASIS document type shells.


- topic/copyright


  <copyryear year="2001-04-12"></copyryear>
 <copyright type="secondary">
  <copyryear year="2002-03-03"></copyryear>
  <copyrholder>Schweetones Publishing, Inc.</copyrholder>


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.

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