Mon, 27 Jul 2015
When providing a notice of copyright for a sound recording, the graphical symbol ℗ is to be employed in lieu of the copyright symbol ©. A sound recording has a copyright distinct from the copyright for the underlying work itself, which might be reproduced within another form of sound recording. For a more thorough explanation, see the Wikipedia entry for sound recording copyright symbol.
System fonts on a given Windows machine may not contain this character, so one might need to resort to creating a custom "Private Use Character" that could be used in conjunction with the Windows Character Map. The following is a procedure to create this character:
- Open the Private Character Editor: Start >> Run >> type 'eudcedit'
- Select the first available slot in the Select Code dialog box and click Ok.
- Edit >> Copy Character... >> Font... >> Select 'Arial' and scroll down until you can select ® at location E00A0.
- With the eraser tool, remove the right "leg" of the letter R to form the letter P.
- Edit >> Save Character (Cntl+S)
- Open the Character Map: Start >> Run >> type 'charmap'
- Select a Font of 'All Fonts (Private Characters)'. Select the newly created ℗ character and press 'Select' and 'Copy' to copy the character to the clipboard for use elsewhere.