Ok. I just learned something about Mac's today. Maybe that's why my brain hurts. In order to create the © symbol, you have to press option G while in the type (T) tool.
If you are working on a PC laptop that doesn't have a separate number pad on the right and you're forced to use those numbers at the top of the screen, it won't work either.
I will have to look at an old laptop to figure it out, but until then happy computing:)