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The entire furry community seems to have a fundamental misunderstanding about copyright SYMBOLS. The symbol means nothing in this type of situation; and even substantive works haven't required the symbol since 1989 I think.
Furthermore, unless you have a registered copyright (and you more than likely do not) you could not do anything in civil suit to people who use that character for... whatever the hell they want as you cannot prove damages. You own the copyright to that IMAGE without registration, but not the CHARACTER unless part of a substantive work (video game, short film, novel et cetera) or you register the character. Now if you establish a bunch of lore and whatnot, you may or may not have created a substantive work. That would be up to the judge in an infringement case. Otherwise, all you've done is create a "stock character" until you register it.
Essentially, it's utterly meaningless to mention copyright.
Edit: left an important word out of the first sentence. More edits for clarity.