Copyright Symbol

If you have ever needed a copyright symbol © for your website, blog or work, but you could not find it on your keyboard, you can cut and paste the copyright symbol © above or below.

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Copyright Symbol Codes



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How Do I Type a Copyright Symbol?

Copyright Symbol on Microsoft Windows PC

Press and hold the ALT key and type 0169 on your keyboard. Please make sure the NumLock is on and type 0169 with the leading zero. If you don't have a numeric keypad, simply press and hold the Fn before typing the 0169 numbers of the copyright sign.

Copyright Symbol on Mac OS

Press and hold the OPTIONg keys on your keyboard.

Copyright Symbol Example

© Your Company. All rights reserved.

History of the Copyright Symbol

A copyright notice was first required in the U.S. by the Copyright Act of 1802. Prior symbols indicating a work's copyright status are seen in Scottish almanacs of the 1670s; books included a printed copy of the local coat-of-arms to indicate their authenticity.

The copyright symbol, or copyright sign, © (a circled capital letter C for copyright), is the symbol used in copyright notices for works other than sound recordings The use of the symbol is described by the Universal Copyright Convention The symbol is widely recognized but, under the Berne Convention, is no longer required in most nations to assert a new copyright.