Copyright Office Ups Fees For Paper Filings

Law360, New York (April 2, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Following an overhaul of its electronic submission system, the U.S. Copyright Office has proposed increasing filing fees for some services, including a significant price hike for processing paper applications.

The Copyright Office expects the new fees to go into effect Aug. 1, pending congressional approval, it said.

The new fees reflect the agency's recent re-engineering of its electronic application submission system, said David Christopher, associate chief operating officer of the Copyright Office. The system has made the office, which receives thousands of registration forms per week,...
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