You can type “c 2007 myname” for a copyright statement, but you know you want it to look cool. Here’s how to type the copyright symbol as text on a PC or Mac.

How to make a Copyright C Symbol on a PC Keyboard (©):

Hold down Ctrl and Alt at the same time and press C
Ctrl+Alt+C

OR THIS:

Hold down Alt and type 0169 on the number pad (right hand side of your keyboard)
Alt+0169

How to make a Copyright C Symbol on a Mac (©):

Hold down Option at the same time and press ‘g’to get the copyright symbol.
Option+g

You can use these on a text editor like Notepad or Word. Can also use this as text on an html editor like Dreamweaver.

If all this is so extremely tedious you can always type a copyright the simple way like this: (c) composername 2009

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44 Responses to “How To Type a Copyright Symbol”

  1. Zach says:

    Thanks for the help

  2. Ke says:

    Thanks, I am glad I found this technique for my project.

  3. sue from barbados says:

    awesome! thanx

    the internet rocks

  4. sam says:

    thanks so much.

    i agree with sue, the internet rocks!

  5. samantha says:

    Thanks i was wondering that ©

  6. Anonymous says:

    Really helpful

  7. Vici says:

    Ahh thanks so much i really needed this for a science project

  8. Penguin Lover says:

    awesome! never knew. I used to copy and paste it. now i know thanks

  9. Lila says:

    Sweet! Easy stuff. YOU rock.

  10. Roblox Admin says:

    Good, Now On my places I can put copyright! Thanks for the help!

    ROBLOX ©

  11. Anonymous says:

    not able to do on a laptop

  12. Anonymous says:

    ©

  13. Anonymous says:

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  14. Anonymous says:

    ™©

  15. King Julian says:

    This great, i can now copyright things!! ©

  16. Van Taylor says:

    You are a ROCKSTAR!!!!!!!

  17. rossb654 says:

    Roblox admin, i play roblox too =) Anyway ty for the help, i keep forgetting how to do it.

    ©©©

    i do this

    Num lock must be on
    i hold down alt
    then in the numebr pad type in 0169

    Computers are powerful.

  18. askland says:

    We must be careful with our new found power not to take over the world too quickly.

  19. Bruce says:

    So what if I don’t want the copyright symbol?
    I just want a “c” in parentheses

  20. askland says:

    Hi Bruce,
    Am I missing something? You would just type the “c” in parenthesis – no special code needed: (c)

  21. James says:

    Thanks so much!!! One question-where’d you get this? ©©©©©†††

  22. Wendy says:

    Please help!

    I have a laptop and have used everyone’s suggestions but nothin works. My NumLk key does not light up. I have tried the CTRL plus Alt (held down together) plus 0169 (on the numeric keys)..have also tried Ctrl and Alt (at same time) plus C. Neither works. I either get nothing or regular numbers.

    I want to be able to use the symbol with just an open e-mail, not with Word or another program running.

  23. Jack says:

    ©©©©©©©©
    you gave my life meaning

  24. Amy says:

    Wendy try JUST ALT 0169 don’t hold down CTRL too

  25. sitdox says:

    start/run/charmap/enter
    will show windows all possible characters

  26. Anonymous says:

    Thanks this worked!

  27. anonymous says:

    Thanks for sharing! Worked great!

  28. jampol says:

    how about on mobile?

  29. Lol guy says:

    Or on a mac u can use alt and 1. Alt+1=© xD

  30. askland says:

    I think that is incorrect. I’m on a Macbook Pro and alt/option + 1 = ¡

    However, alt/option + g = ©

    So use that on a Mac. I checked the info on the original blog entry and that is what is written. It is correct.

  31. joseph edward says:

    © © © © © ©
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  32. Jal-Pari says:

    but how do i get it on the picture that i want it on?

  33. askland says:

    Thumb tacks, masking tape or super glue. :)

    If you’re working in a graphics program, you would select text and then type the code to bring up the copyright symbol

    If you’re working with a photo specific program, there is usually a feature to include a copyright watermark on all photos imported.

    That’s two ways I can think of. Maybe someone else has better, more specific, instructions.

  34. Viktor says:

    @askland
    I’m on a 2009 Macbook Pro OSX 10.6.8 and alt/option + 1 = ©. However alt/option + g = ¸
    Which OS version are you running?

  35. askland says:

    I’m on a 2009 MacBook Pro also running 10.6.8

    On my computer alt/option + g = ©
    alt/option + 1 = ¡

  36. © says:

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  37. Ben says:

    On a Mac, in TextEdit (and lots of other programs), you can just write “(c)” and it will automatically replace it with the © symbol. My question now is, how do you write “(c)”?! I don’t want it replaced with a copyright symbol!

  38. ShelbySaurusRex© says:

    HAHA! I just copy & pasted it:P

  39. Dan says:

    Ben, I don’t see any reason you would want to type “(C)”. Just use the copyright symbol

  40. Kaska says:

    thanks for very useful tip! © ^_^

  41. Anonymous says:

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  42. Luciana says:

    Thanks!!!

  43. sangmeshwar says:

    thanks for telling me how to type copy right symbol…………..

  44. Jonathan says:

    Thanks Much!

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