37 CFR 201.3 - Fees for registration, recordation, and related services, special services, and services performed by the Licensing Division.

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§ 201.3 Fees for registration, recordation, and related services, special services, and services performed by the Licensing Division.
(a) General. This section prescribes the fees for registration, recordation, and related services, special services, and services performed by the Licensing Division.
(b) Definitions. For purposes of this section, the following definitions apply:
(1) Registration, recordation, and related service fee. This is the fee for a registration or recordation service that the Office is required to perform under 17 U.S.C., or a directly related service. It includes those services described in section 708(a)(1)-(9) and authorized by Pub. L. 105-80.
(2) Special service fee. This is a fee for a special service not specified in title 17, which the Register of Copyrights may fix at any time on the basis of the cost of providing the service, as provided by 17 U.S.C. 708(a).
(3) Licensing Division service fee. This is a fee for a service performed by the Licensing Division.
(c) Registration, recordation and related service fees. The Copyright Office has established the following fees for these services:
Registration, Recordation and Related Services Fees
(1) Registration of a basic claim in an original work of authorship:
Electronic Filing $35
Forms PA, SR, TX, VA, SE 65
(2) Registration of a claim in a group of contributions to periodicals (Form GR/CP), published photographs, or database updates:
Electronic filing of automated databases that predominantly consist of photographs and updates thereto or group registration of published photographs 35
Forms GR/CP, PA, SR, VA and SE (paper filing) 65
(3) Registration of a renewal claim (Form RE):
Claim without Addendum 115
Addendum 220
(4) Registration of a claim in a group of serials (Form SE/Group)(per issue, minimum 2 issues) 25
(5) Registration of a claim in a group of daily newspapers and qualified newsletters (Form G/DN) 80
(6) Registration of a claim in a restored copyright (Form GATT) 65
(7) Preregistration of certain unpublished works 115
(8) Registration of a correction or amplification to a claim (Form CA and Form DC) 100
(9) Registration of a claim in a mask work (Form MW) 105
(10) Registration of a claim in a vessel hull (Form D/VH) 220
(11) Providing an additional certificate of registration 35
(12) Certification of other Copyright Office records (per hour) 165
(13) Search report prepared from official records (per hour) (minimum: 2 hours) 165
Estimate of search fee 115
(14) Location and retrieval of Copyright Office materials or records (per hour) 165
Fee for location and retrieval of electronic records (per quarter hour) (minimum: 1/2 hour) 41.25
(15) Recordation of document, including a Notice of Intention to Enforce (NIE) (single title) 105
Additional titles (per group of 10 titles) 30
(16) Recordation of an Interim Designation of Agent to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement under § 512(c)(2) (single name) 105
Additional domain names (per group of 10) 30
(17) Recordation of a Notice of Intention to Make and Distribute Phonorecords (17 U.S.C. 115) (single title) 60
Additional titles (per group of 10) 20
(18) Issuance of a receipt for § 407 deposit 30
(d) Special Service Fees. The Copyright Office has established the following fees for special services:
Special Services Fees
(1) Service charge for deposit account overdraft $165
(2) Service charge for dishonored deposit account replenishment check 85
(3) Service charge for an uncollectible or non-negotiable check 25
(4) Appeals:
(i) First appeal 250
Additional claim in related group 25
(ii) Second appeal 500
Additional claim in related group 25
(5) Secure test processing charge (per hour) 165
(6) Copying of Copyright Office records by staff:
Photocopy (b&w, 81/2 × 11) (per page, minimum $12) 0.50
Photocopy (b&w, 11 × 17) (per page, minimum $12) 1
Photocopy (color, 81/2 × 11) (per page, minimum $12) 2
Photocopy (color, 11 × 17) (per page, minimum $12) 4
Photograph (Polaroid) 15
Photograph (digital) 45
Slide 3
Audiocassette (first 30 minutes) 75
Additional 15 minute increments 20
Videocassette (first 30 minutes) 75
Additional 15 minute increments 25
CD or DVD 100
Zip or floppy disk 100
(7) Special handling fee for a claim 760
Additional fee for each claim using the same deposit 50
(8) Special handling fee for recordation of a document 480
(9) Handling fee of extra deposit copy for certification 45
(10) Full-term retention of a published deposit 470
(11) Expedited search report service (per hour) (minimum 2 hours) 445
(12) Expedited location and retrieval, certification, and copying services (surcharge, per hour) 265
(13) Notice to Libraries and Archives 50
Each additional title 20
(14) Service charge for Federal Express mailing 40
(15) Service charge for delivery of documents via facsimile (per page, 7 page maximum) 1
(e) Licensing Division service fees. The Copyright Office has established the following fees for certain services performed by the Licensing Division:
Licensing Division Services Fees
(1) Recordation of a Notice of Intention to Make and Distribute Phonorecords (17 U.S.C. 115) (single title) $60
Additional titles (per group of 10) 20
(2) Recordation of a licensing agreement for use of certain works in connection with noncommercial broadcasting (17 U.S.C. 118) 140
(3) Recordation of certain contracts by cable TV systems located outside the 48 contiguous states 50
(4) Amendment to Statement of Account filed pursuant to 17 U.S.C. 111, 119 or 1003) 100
(5) Notice of Digital Transmission of Sound Recording (17 U.S.C. 112 and 114) 25
Amended Notice of Digital Transmission of Sound Recording 25
(6) Photocopy of record by staff (b&w) (per page) (minimum $12) 0.50
(7) Search and report services (per hour) 165
(8) Certification of search report (per hour) 165
(f) Fees for travel in connection with educational activities. For travel expenses in connection with Copyright Office educational activities when participation by Copyright Office personnel has been requested by another organization or person and that organization or person has agreed to pay such expenses, collection of the fee shall be subject to, and the amount of the fee shall be no greater than, the amount authorized under the Federal Travel Regulations found in Chapters 300 through 304 of Title 41.
[64 FR 29520, June 1, 1999, as amended at 64 FR 36574, July 7, 1999; 65 FR 39819, June 28, 2000; 67 FR 38005, May 31, 2002; 71 FR 31090, June 1, 2006; 71 FR 46402, Aug. 14, 2006; 72 FR 33691, June 19, 2007; 74 FR 12556, Mar. 25, 2009, 74 FR 32807, July 9, 2009; 77 FR 18705, Mar. 28, 2012; 77 FR 18707, Mar. 28, 2012]

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  • 2014-04-30; vol. 79 # 83 - Wednesday, April 30, 2014
    1. 79 FR 24334 - Copyright Office Fees: Registration, Recordation, and Related Services; Special Services; Licensing Division Services; FOIA Services; Correction
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Title 37 published on 2013-07-01

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  • 2014-04-30; vol. 79 # 83 - Wednesday, April 30, 2014
    1. 79 FR 24334 - Copyright Office Fees: Registration, Recordation, and Related Services; Special Services; Licensing Division Services; FOIA Services; Correction
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      LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, Copyright Office
      Final rule; correction.
      Effective on May 1, 2014.
      37 CFR Part 201