Place this code in your theme’s functions.php file to address that pesky problem of copyright dates in the footer not having the current year displayed!!

/* shortcode for the current year */
function year_shortcode() {
	$year = date('Y');
	return $year;
add_shortcode('year', 'year_shortcode');

So your copyright date in your theme’s footer might look something like this…

Copyright © [year] Company Name, Inc.

Copyright © 2014 Company Name, Inc.