Copyright Office Issues Final Rule on Adjusted Fees

Written February 21, 2020

The US Copyright Office on February 19, 2020, issued a final rule establishing adjusted fees for its services. 85 Fed. Reg. 9374.

According to the Federal Register notice, the adjusted fees will recover a significant portion of the costs to the Office for registering copyright claims and provide greater cost recovery for certain other services provided by the Office.

The notice explains that the new fee schedule reflects some increased and decreased fees, as well as some fees that the Office determined did not require adjustment. For example, under the new fee structure, the online Standard Application registration fee will increase from $55 to $65, however, the fee to register a group of published or unpublished photographs, will remain at $55.

The final rule will go into effect March 20, 2020.