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 standard claim in an original work of authorship:
Electronic filing:
(i) Single author, same claimant, one work, not for hire 35
(ii) All other filings 55
Paper Filing (Forms PA, SR, TX, VA, SE, SR) 85
(2) Registration of a claim in a group of contributions to periodicals (Form GR/CP) or database updates 85
(3) Registration for a group of published photographs, or an automated database that predominately consists of photographs and updates thereto:
(i) Electronic filing 55
(ii) Paper filing 65
(4) Registration of a renewal claim (Form RE):
(i) Claim without addendum 100
(ii) Addendum (in addition to the fee for the claim) 100
(5) Registration of a claim in a group of serials (Form SE/Group) (per issue, minimum 2 issues) 25
(6) Registration of a claim in a group of daily newspapers and qualified newsletters (Form G/DN) 80
(7) Registration of a claim in a restored copyright (Form GATT) 85
(8) Preregistration of certain unpublished works 140
(9) Registration of a correction or amplification to a claim.
(Form CA) $130
(Form DC) 100
(10) Registration of a claim in a mask work (Form MW) 120
(11) Registration of a claim in a vessel hull (Form D/VH) 400
(12) Provision of an additional certificate of registration 40
(13) Certification of other Copyright Office records, including search reports (per hour) 200
(14) Search report prepared from official records other than Licensing Division records (per hour, 2 hour minimum) 200
Estimate of search fee (credited to search fee) 200
(15) Retrieval of in-process or completed Copyright Office records or other Copyright Office materials:
(i) Retrieval of paper records (per hour, 1 hour minimum) 200
(ii) Retrieval of digital records (per hour, half hour minimum, quarter hour increments) 200
(16) Recordation of document, including a notice of intention to enforce
(single title) 105
Additional titles (per group of 1 to 10 titles) 35
Correction of online Public Catalog data due to erroneous electronic title submission (per title) 7
(17) Recordation of a designation of agent to receive notification of claimed infringements under § 512(c)(2) 105
Additional names (per group of 1 to 10) 35
(18) Issuance of a receipt for a § 407 deposit 30

(d) Special Service Fees. The Copyright Office has established the following fees for special services of the Office:

Special services Fees
($)
(1) Service charge for deposit account overdraft 250
(2) Service charge for dishonored deposit account replenishment check 100
(3) Service charge for an uncollectible or non-negotiable payment 30
(4) Appeals:
(i) First appeal (per claim) 250
(ii) Second appeal (per claim) 500
(5) Secure test processing charge (per staff member per hour) 250
(6) Copying of Copyright Office records by staff:
Photocopy (black & white, 8 1/2 × 11) (per page, minimum: $12) 0.50
Photocopy (black & white, 11 × 17) (per page, minimum: $12) 1
Photocopy (color, 8 1/2 × 11) (per page, minimum: $12) 2
Photocopy (color, 11 × 17) (per page, minimum: $12) 4
Audiocassette (first 30 minutes) 75
Additional 15 minute increments 20
Videocassette (first 30 minutes) 75
Additional 15 minute increments 20
CD or DVD 30
Flash drive 30
Unsupported formats and other copying of materials by outside providers, at cost of provider Variable.
(7) Special handling fee for a claim 800
Handling fee for each non-special handling claim using the same deposit 50
(8) Special handling fee for recordation of a document 550
(9) Handling fee for extra deposit copy for certification 50
(10) Full-term retention of a published deposit 540
(11) Special handling of search report, per hour (for up to 2 hours) 300
Additional hours of searching, per hour 500
(12) Special handling of retrieval, certification, and copying, per hour 305
(13) Notice to libraries and archives 50
Each additional title 20
(14) Service charge for Federal Express mailing 45
(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 specific services of the Licensing Division:

Licensing division services Fees
($)
(1) Recordation of a notice of intention to make and distribute phonorecords ( 17 U.S.C. 115 ) 75
Additional titles (per group of 1 to 10 titles) (paper filing) 20
Additional titles (per group of 1 to 100 titles) (online filing) 10
(2) Statement of account amendment (cable television systems and satellite carriers, 17 U.S.C. 111 and 119 ; digital audio recording devices or media, 17 U.S.C. 1003 ) 150
(3) Recordation of a licensing agreement for use of certain works in connection with noncommercial broadcasting ( 17 U.S.C. 118 ) 140
(4) Recordation of certain contracts by cable TV systems located outside the 48 contiguous states 50
(5) Notice of digital transmission of sound recording ( 17 U.S.C. 112, 114 ) 40
Amended notice of digital transmission of sound recording 40
(6) Processing of a statement of account based on secondary transmissions of primary transmissions pursuant to 17 U.S.C. 111 :
(i) Form SA1 15
(ii) Form SA2 20
(iii) Form SA3 725
(7) Processing of a statement of account based on secondary transmissions of primary transmissions pursuant to 17 U.S.C. 119 or 122 725
(8) Search report prepared from Licensing Division records (per hour, 1 hour minimum) 200

(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; 78 FR 71501, Nov. 29, 2013; 79 FR 15918, Mar. 24, 2014; 79 FR 24334, Apr. 30, 2014; 79 FR 68623, Nov. 18, 2014]

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U.S. Code: Title 17 - COPYRIGHTS

Title 37 published on 2014-07-01

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    1. 80 FR 65944 - Exemption to Prohibition on Circumvention of Copyright Protection Systems for Access Control Technologies
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