Copyright Office Fees Set to Change on August 1
Issue No. 364 - April 1, 2009

The Copyright Office has submitted to Congress a proposed new fee schedule that will go into effect on August 1 unless Congress rejects the schedule. The fee for registration of a basic claim to copyright filed electronically will remain $35. Filing on a Form CO, which is filled out online, printed with 2D barcodes that contain the information from the application, and mailed to the Office, will increase to $50. Filing on traditional paper forms without barcodes will be $65 to reflect the higher cost to the Office of processing these forms. The $65 fee will apply likewise to paper filings of applications for group registration for database updates, contributions to periodicals, and published photographs. To read the complete report and see the entire proposed fee schedule, go to the Copyright Office website at (Read further information.)