Copyright Office Amends Regulations on Interim Basis to Offer New Electronic Registration Option for Single Copyright Applications
Issue No. 509 - June 28, 2013

The Copyright Office is amending its regulations on an interim basis to establish a new registration option called the "single application." The Office is doing so to provide an additional option for individual author claimants who use the Office's electronic registration system to register a single (one) work that is not a work made for hire. Administratively, single applications are simple for the Office to process and may make copyright registration more attractive to individual authors of single works. This application option will be available starting on June 28, 2013. The cost is $35, the same as a standard electronic application. During the first 60 days of implementation, the Office is inviting public comment. Comments are due August 28, 2013. For more information, go to Submit your comments online.