April 12, 2006

It was announced in the March 28, 2006 Federal Register that the Copyright Office of the Library of Congress has proposed new fees for general services, special services, and Licensing Division services. According to the announcement, "[t]he proposed fees would recover a significant part of the costs to the Office of registering claims and provide full cost recovery for many services provided by the Office which benefit only or primarily the user of that service." Some of the proposed fee changes include the fee for Registration of a basic claim in an original work of authorship (increase from $30 to $45) and an increase of the filing fee for recordation of license agreements under 17 U.S.C. § 118 (from $50 to $125). A full list of the proposed fees is included in the Federal Register link below. Written comments received by April 27, 2006, will be considered.

March 28, 2006 Federal Register Announcement: LINK
Current Copyright Office Fee Listing: LINK

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