Copyright Holder

Name of the organizational or personal entity that holds a copyright


The copyright holder is typically identified within the copyright statement, as this statement is expected to be displayed. The copyright holder name may also be repeated in this element for purposes of searching and metadata extraction.

The <copyright-holder>, <copyright-statement>, and <copyright-year> elements may be used only within the container element <permissions>.


content-type Type of Content

Related Elements

There are three copyright elements which may be contained in the <permissions> grouping:

Content Model

<!ELEMENT  copyright-holder
                        (#PCDATA %copyright-holder-elements;)*       >

Expanded Content Model

(#PCDATA | sub | sup)*


Any combination of:

This element may be contained in:



 <contrib contrib-type="author">...

<copyright-statement>Copyright &#x00A9; 1999, British 
Medical Journal</copyright-statement>
<copyright-holder>British Medical Journal</copyright-holder>
<p>To examine the effectiveness of day hospital attendance 
in prolonging independent living for elderly people.</p>