Get current year using PHP

Today, I came across a situation where I needed to show only the current year.

I wanted to show the current year in the copyright text, say for example as “CopyRight © 2012 All Rights Reserved“.  I didnt wanted to change this year manually each time,

So below is what I had used, hope it helps you too.

{code type=php}
<?php echo date(“Y”); ?>
{/code}