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Jul 9, 2009

Copyright Office Increases Most Fees

As of August 1, 2009, the U.S. Copyright Office will adjust some of its services fees. The new fees are based on the cost of providing services and reflect cost savings associated with the implementation of electronic processing in the Copyright Office in 2007.

The fee for online registration of a basic claim will remain $35. The registration fee for fill-in Form CO will rise from $45 to $50; however, if a faulty version of Form CO is submitted, making it necessary to process the claim as a paper filing, the fee will increase to $65. The fee for paper filings on Forms PA, SR, TX, VA, SE will rise from $45 to $65. Two fees have been adjusted downward to reflect decreased costs resulting from the availability of records online. A full list of adjusted fees is available from the Copyright Office.