Type copyright symbol
A copyright notice, either as symbol or phrase, informs users of the underlying claim to copyright ownership in a published work. For sound recordings you should use produced ℗ symbol instead. Copyright protection is automatic upon creation of the work, though in some countries, including United States, there are some benefits for works officially registered. Currently, copyright applies for an extreme term of life plus 50 or more years in almost every country. Most countries offer protection to foreign works. When a work's copyright term finally ends, the work passes into the public domain - becomes free to everyone. Note that copyright protects only specific expressions of an idea, not the idea itself. Some ideas can be protected by patents registered per country, or zone (like European Union) in appropriate Patent Offices for a several times shorter, although, still unnecessarily extreme term.
In the United States, the copyright notice consists of three elements:
- The © symbol, or the word 'Copyright' or abbreviation 'Copr.';
- The year of first publication of the copyrighted work;
- Identification of the owner of the copyright, either by name, abbreviation, or other designation by which it is generally known.
How to input copyright symbols
Choose your platform and read a guide.Windows
Shortcut technique that works on Desktops and most Laptops running MS Windows. You press Alt and, while holding it, type a code on Num Pad while it's turned on. Please, watch my guide if you're running a laptop. You can type many frequently used symbols with this method.
Configure your keyboard layout in Windows so that you can type all additional symbols you want as easy as any other text. Takes about 5-10 minutes to set things up, but you'll be typing like a boss. For example, you can assign copyright and produced symbols to be AltGr (right alt key) + C and AltGr + P.
CharMap allows you to view and use all characters and symbols available in all fonts (some examples of fonts are "Arial", "Times New Roman", "Webdings") installed on your computer. You can input all symbols using it.
Emoji on iOS (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch)
You can make frequently used technical non-fancy symbols like "√ ∑ π ∞ ∆ ™ © æ £ ¢" and åccénted letters on Mac using [Option] key. I've compiled a list of shortcuts in my article and explained how to open keyboard viewer. You can also use your Keyboard Viewer as an alternative to my list.
[Option] + [G] produces © copyright sign.
Character Palette allows you to view and use all characters and symbols, including copyright, available in all fonts (some examples of fonts are "Arial", "Times New Roman", "Webdings") installed on your computer.
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There actually are 3 different ways to type symbols on Linux with a keyboard. And all of them can produce copyright text symbols.
Character map allows you to view and use all characters and symbols available in all fonts (some examples of fonts are "Arial", "Times New Roman", "Webdings") installed on your computer. It can also help you lookup Unicode codes for entering symbols with keyboard.
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