LC practice:  Do not regard as a copyright date for the recording a date preceded by the copyright symbol "©" that appears on the container or accompanying matter (cf. 1.4F5, 1.4F6).  This symbol can apply only to the printed text.  However, it can be used as evidence for supplying a date of publication according to 1.4F7 when neither a date of publication nor a "p" date appears on the item.

See also:

6.4.  Publication, Distribution, Etc., Area