The copyright symbol is the letter “C” with a circle around it: ©. The © symbol can be created on a Windows computer either by using the character map program or simultaneously holding the <num lock> <alt> and typing 0169.
Often word processing programs allow you to make a © by enclosing it in paragraphs, as in (C).
Interestingly enough, the symbol used to denote the copyright of a sound recording is simply the letter “P.” This is because copyright law refers to the physical objects that sound recordings are made onto (like CDs and vinyl records) by the old-fashioned term “phonorecord.”
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