from Gilad's //Language evolution// thread:
Have you considered providing an mechanism for specifying a copyright string that isn't part of the class comment. Readers currently have to scan past an often lengthy copyright string in order to get to the meat of a comment. I'm afraid this discourage authors from taking the time to write class/module comments. This could be as simple as using a convention of adding a "copyright" method and placing the comment in it. I only mention it here in the event that it deserves a more formal home. Being able to reflect through an image or library for copyright strings would be a nice side effect.