I used to have the job of changing the copyright date on all templates for the Guardian and Observer newspapers. A delightful job for new year’s eve.
Of course, it’s automated now. As for websites, well, there’s just no excuse for having an out-of-date copyright notice. Even if it’s hard-coded, at most you should only have to change it in one place.
KPL (English) – © 2007 on homepage. Dates vary across site.
KPL (French) – © 2005 on homepage. URL misspells Français as “Francias”.
Vientiane Mai – no copyright notice on homepage.
Pasaxon – © 203, whatever that means.
Vientiane Times – © 1999 on homepage. Dates vary across site.
Le Renovateur – © 2002 on homepage.
So is it copyright they’re not taking seriously, or their websites?