i would like to sponsor a proposal to include a new character in the Unicode
standard. before formally doing so, however, i wanted to check that the
character hadn't been previously rejected or wasn't already in process.
the character in question is the phonorecord sign (best represented in this
message as "(P)"). the following description, taken from
http://www.patent-law.com/copyright.html, provides a good description of the
The copyright notice for phonorecord of sound recording [Sound recordings
defined as "works that result from the fixation of a series of musical,
spoken, or other sounds, but not including the sounds accompanying a
picture or other audiovisual work, regardless of the nature of the
objects, such as disks, tapes, or other phonorecords, in which they are
embodied."] has somewhat different requirements. The notice appearing on
phonorecord should contain the following three elements:
1. The symbol (P) (the letter P in a circle); and
2. The year of first Publication of sound recording; and
3. The name of the owner of copyright in the sound recording, or and
abbreviation by which the name can recognized, or a generally known
alternative designation of the owner. If the producer of the sound
recording is named on the phonorecord labels or containers, and if
other name appears in conjunction with the notice, the producer's
shall be considered a part of the notice.
Example: (P) 1994 A.B.C., Inc.
this character it is the copyright equivalent for sound recordings. an
can be seen on the back of any CD.
i'm very interested to hear whether this has been discussed previously
the current status of any earlier proposals.
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