Wednesday, April 8, 2009
PROPOSED NEW COPYRIGHT FEES
The Copyright Office has submitted to Congress a proposed new fee schedule that will go into effect on August 1 unless Congress rejects the schedule. The fee for registration of a basic claim to copyright filed electronically will remain $35. Filing on a Form CO, which is filled out online, printed with 2D barcodes that contain the information from the application, and mailed to the Office, will increase to $50. Filing on traditional paper forms without barcodes will be $65 to reflect the higher cost to the Office of processing these forms. The $65 fee will apply likewise to paper filings of applications for group registration for database updates, contributions to periodicals, and published photographs.