Cost Of Copyright Going Up

The cost of registering copyright goes up July 1, 2006, the U.S. Copyright Office has announced on their Web site.

Registering a single photograph or groups of photographs goes up $15 USD to the new price of $45 USD. Renewing a copyright without an addendum increases from $60 to $75, and renewing a copyright with an addendum goes up from $30 to $220.

The cost of registering a single original work or a group of original works has been $30 since 1999.

The cost of conducting a copyright records search will double from the current hourly rate of $75 to a new hourly rate of $150.

Complete information on the new copyright fees and procedures is online here.