The Copyright Office is proposing increasing the fee to register copyright.
APA along with a Coalition of Visual Artists Associations are preparing a response in order to show how the increase fee will impact photographers.
Photographers - Even if you have never registered your work with the Copyright Office, we need your help by taking a short survey.
The survey is completely anonymous and all responses are confidential. We will use this data to support our response to proposed changes in U.S. copyright registration.
The survey will close at midnight on September 11th, 2018.
Registration Fee Increase survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GGV59XY
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The U.S. Copyright Office has released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking announcing fee increases for copyright registration and other services. The proposed fee increases are based on a Study Report released by the U.S. Copyright office. Fee increases for services will be implemented as the U.S. Copyright Office moves forward with their plans for IT modernization.
Visual creators’ professional organizations and advocates are concerned about how these fee increases will affect visual creators, licensing agents, and related professionals. We will be submitting a Comment Letter to the U.S. Copyright Office about the proposed fee increases. We have created a survey to gather information and feedback from creators who will be impacted by registration fee increases.
Please pass this along to other artists, photographers, and related professionals you know and urge them to take the survey, too!
Your response will help provide us with critical information needed for us to respond. Thank you.