How to Type a Copyright Sign

If you are writing a document that requires you to add a copyright symbol, then you will need to know how to type the unique marking that looks like a circle enclosing the letter "C." A copyright symbol is used to denote that a specific work is protected under copyright law. For example, a novel or a piece of music is automatically under the ownership of the creator; thus this work would necessitate the use of the copyright symbol to tell others that the work is indeed protected under copyright law.

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Type a Copyright Symbol on a PC

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Position your cursor where you want the copyright symbol to go.

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Press the "Ctrl" button.

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Press the "Alt" button at the same time as you hold down the "Ctrl" key.

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Press the letter "C" key while holding down the "Alt" key and the "Ctrl" key.

Type a Copyright Symbol on a Mac

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Position your cursor where you want the copyright symbol to go.

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Press the "option" key.

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Press the letter "G" while holding down the "option" key.

Type a Copyright Symbol in HTML

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Position your cursor where you want the copyright symbol to go.

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Type an "&."

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Write the word "copy." Include no spaces between the & and the word "copy."

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Type a semicolon. The entire sequence should look like this: ©. Exclude the last period.