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TL;DR

  • Always use “copyright”
  • Never use “copywrite”

Here’s the easiest way to understand it: “copy” is a synonym of “text.” I didn’t know that until I got into web design, when I heard the term “body copy” for the first time (aka “main text”).

With that said, we can now deduce that “copyright” means “I own the rights to this text.” Additionally, that means the term “copywrite” is not actually a word! A “copywriter,” however, is somebody who writes copy.

So the next time you add “Copyright 2018” to your website’s footer, be sure to use the correct term.

Pro-Tip

Use “©” in your markup, and that will give you the proper “©” symbol.

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