Copyright Sign

© Copyright Sign Emoji

copy , (c)


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Technical information

Name Copyright Sign
Unicode number
Block Latin-1 Supplement
Unicode version: 1.1 (1993)
Emoji version: 1.0 (2015)
Emoji category: Symbols
Emoji subcategory: Other symbols
Alt code:
Alt 0169 (English keyboard layout)


Отображение этого Emoji в разных системах

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Emoji meaning

The copyright sign is printed on the keyboard with Alt + 0169. The numbers are typed on a numeric keypad with Num Lock on.

This icon is a Latin letter "C" in the circle. To call it correctly — a sign of copyright law protection. Applied with published work of the person or of the organization. Sometimes it indicates, in fact, protected content. It is like a notification «Caution, angry copywriter.» If there's no copyright symbol, it doesn't mean that the rights belong to nobody. For they automatically appear as soon as the author starts creating something. In theory you don't need to registrate them or anything like that.

The first letter of the word copyright is the basis of the symbol. If the text you see doesn't aspire to be solid, you may find this sign: (c).

Together with copyright there is also a sign of copyleft. It looks almost the same, only the letter «c» is facing the opposite direction ɔ. It indicates the reverse, i.e. rightholders allow the distribution of the material and its versions, usually provided that all derivatives are also free for copying.

Copyright Sign was approved as part of Unicode 1.1 in 1993 and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.

Text is also available in the following languages: Русский; Español; Français;


Age 1.1
Block Latin-1 Supplement
Bidi Paired Bracket Type None
Composition Exclusion No
Case Folding 00A9
Simple Case Folding 00A9


Encoding hex dec (bytes) dec binary
UTF-8 C2 A9 194 169 49833 11000010 10101001
UTF-16BE 00 A9 0 169 169 00000000 10101001
UTF-16LE A9 00 169 0 43264 10101001 00000000
UTF-32BE 00 00 00 A9 0 0 0 169 169 00000000 00000000 00000000 10101001
UTF-32LE A9 00 00 00 169 0 0 0 2835349504 10101001 00000000 00000000 00000000