Comment on the Proposed New Fees for Copyright Registration by May 14

The Copyright Office is proposing new fees for registering copyright claims, recording documents, and other services. You may submit comments on the proposal until May 14, 2012, before the Office submits the fee schedule to Congress for review. Most significantly for photographers, the Office proposes that the registration fee for a single author (photographer), with the same claimant (copyright owner), of one work that is not a work made for hire and is filed electronically be raised from $35 to $45. More information is available from the Federal Register, which includes a chart at the end with the original and proposed fees.  Post your comments on the Copyright Office’s website.

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