As of May 1, 2014, the US Copyright Office has updated its fee schedule resulting in increased fees across most of its services. The following are three of the most relevant changes:
- Fees for online applications are now $55, up from $35.
- Fees for paper applications are now $85, up from $65.
- The price of determining if some works are in the public domain is now $200 an hour, up from $165 an hour.
However, not all online registration fees are going up. If you have a single work to register (like a book) that was not a work made for hire, the registration fee will remain $35! A complete list of the new fees can be found here.
Submitted by New Media Rights last modified Thu, 06/05/2014 - 2:19pm