HTML Copyright Code

This page contains HTML code for adding the copyright symbol to your website or blog. There are two main ways to display the copyright symbol on a webpage; use the HTML entity number, or use the HTML entity name.

Regardless of which method you use, the copyright symbol will appear the same when rendered in the browser.

HTML Entity Number

Here's how you use the HTML entity number to display the copyright symbol on a webpage.

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HTML Entity Name

Here's how you use the HTML entity name to display the copyright symbol on a webpage. You'll notice that the result is the same as when using the entity number above.

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Usage Example

Here's an example of a copyright notice at the footer of a website. In this example, the copyright notice is enclosed within the <footer> tag.

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© Copyright 2019

Avoid Copy/Paste

It's best to avoid copying and pasting your copyright symbol from another source (for example, a Word document or PDF). This is because, even though it might appear OK in your WYSIWYG editor, it might not necessarily appear correctly when displayed within a browser. Or even worse, it might display correctly in your browser but not in your users' browsers!

For this reason, it is better to use the HTML entities on this page to display a copyright symbol.

About HTML Entities

HTML entities are used in HTML when you need to display a special character on a web page. These are often characters or symbols that can't easily be typed into a keyboard.

Check out this list of special characters for a comprehensive list of HTML entities.

About was created in order to provide HTML tools, codes, tutorials, and other resources to help webmasters create and maintain their HTML documents. aims primarily at beginners, but may also be useful to web professionals.

About the HTML Codes

The HTML codes on this website are provided free of charge, for you to use however you wish. Feel free to modify the code to suit your own needs.

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