The US Copyright Office fees are set to increase tomorrow on May 1, 2014. This increase includes some changes to the $35 fee for a basic copyright registration. Currently, filing an online copyright registration for “an original work of authorship” via the US Copyright Office’s electronic filing system costs $35. As of May 1, 2014 this basic copyright registration will be divided into two new categories. Some basic copyright registrations will still cost $35 and some will cost $55. As of tomorrow, the $35 registration fee will be limited to apply only to works which have: a “single author, same claimant, [consist of] one work, not [a work] for hire.”
- Here is a link to The US Copyright Office Fees which go into effect May 1, 2014: www.copyright.gov/fls/sl04_2014.pdf
- For comparison, here is a link to the current US Copyright Office Fees: www.copyright.gov/docs/fees.html
(Bargain hunters may want to take advantage of the lower fees today!)
BY: Vanessa Kaster, Esq., LL.M.
For more information see, the US Copyright Office website at www.copyright.gov, earlier blog posts on the topic of “copyright” at www.iplegalfreebies.wordpress.com/category/c-o-p-y-r-i-g-h-t/ ; @iplegalfreebies and www.kasterlegal.com.