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Issue 368 - May 27, 2009   

Copyright Office Fees Will Change on August 1, 2009

Effective August 1, 2009, some fees charged by the Copyright Office will change. Fees requiring Congressional approval will go into effect August 1, 2009, if Congress does not take action to disapprove them. Other fees that are set by regulation to be issued by the Copyright Office will change on the same day. Among the fees affected are those having to do with registration and Licensing Division services For detailed information, including the complete new fee schedule, go to the Copyright Office website at www.copyright.gov.

Licensing Division Services


August 1

Recordation of a Notice of Intention to obtain a compulsory license under 17 USC 115b (to make and distribute phonorecords) (17 USC 115) (per title)



Additional titles (per group of 10)



Filing fee for recordation of a license agreement (17 USC 118)



Recordation of certain contracts by cable television systems located outside the 48 contiguous states



Notice of Digital Transmission of Sound Recording (17 USC 112 and 114)



Amended Notice of Digital Transmission of Sound Recording,17 USC 112 and 114 notice



Statement of account amendment (cable television systems and satellite carriers [17 USC 111, 119], and digital audio recording devices or media [17 USC 1003])



Photocopy made by staff (b&w) (per page, minimum $12)



Search report, per hour



Certification of search report (per hour)



*If Congress does not reject the proposed fees by August 1, 2009, the new fees will take effect pursuant to regulations to be published by the Register of Copyrights.



For further information on current fees, call the Copyright Public Information Office at (202) 707-3000, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. eastern time, Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. See also Circular 4, Copyright Office Fees.

Or, you may write for information to:

Library of Congress
Copyright Office
101 Independence Avenue, S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20559-6000


August 1 Copyright Office fees set to change
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