The NPPA is disappointed to report that the U.S. Copyright Office is planning to nearly double the cost of registering your images. They have provided the opportunity for public comment prior to the change and NPPA will be submitting comments regarding the change.
The changes include increases in the cost of group registration of images from $35 to $65.
We would like photographers to take a quick 3-minute survey to give us more information about how the proposed changes would impact you.
- The survey is available at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/nppacopyrightfees
- The public notice of the change is available at: http://www.copyright.gov/fedreg/2012/77fr18742.pdf
- Photographers can also submit their own comments at: http://www.copyright.gov/docs/newfees/comments/.
UPDATE: some attorneys are interpreting the “one work” registration at $45 to include the registration of a group of images. The NPPA believes that under the plain language statutory construction principle, it refers to a single image. Maria Pallante, the Register of Copyrights has asked for comments to include both interpretations of “one work” and the NPPA will comment accordingly.