What's the Semantically Correct HTML Tag for Copyright Information?

As per the official W3 spec, the <small> element is the most suitable for adding copyright information. For example:

        © Copyright 2022, <a href="https://example.com/about.html">Your Company</a>

This is so, because the <small> tag is meant for small print (also referred to as "fine print" or "mouseprint"), such as disclaimers, caveats, attribution, licensing requirements, legal restrictions, or copyrights.

The <small> element should only be used for short text or side comments (such as small print). For extended spans of text (such as multiple paragraphs, lists, or sections of text), the <small> tag should not be used.

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