The Copyright Law of the United States tries to encourage the creation of art and culture by rewarding authors and artists with a set of exclusive rights. Copyright law grants authors and artists the exclusive right to make and sell copies of their works, the right to create derivative works, and the right to perform or display their works publicly. These exclusive rights are subject to a time limit, and generally expire 70 years after the author’s death.
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Single Application (single author, same claimant, one work, not for hire)
|Registrations on paper
Paper filing on Form TX, Form VA, Form PA, Form SE, and Form SR
|For works published or registered before January 1, 1978
|Addendum to Form RE (in addition to fee for claim)||$100|
|Form SE/Group (serials) (per issue, with minimum 2 issues)||$25|
|Form G/DN (daily newspapers and qualified newsletters)||$80|
|Form GR/PPh/CON (published photographs) (up to 750 published photographs can be identified on form GR/PPh/CON with a single filing fee)||$65|
|Group automated database updates (paper application only)||$85|
|Online registration of groups of published photographs (pilot program, see sl-39)||$55|
|Form GR/CP (contributions to periodicals)||$85|
|Form CA (to correct or amplify a completed registration)||$130|
|Form DC (to correct a design registration)||$100|
|Preregistration of certain unpublished works||$140|
|Form D-VH (vessel hull designs)||$400|
|Form MW (mask works)||$120|
Visit www.copyright.gov for more info, and updated fee schedules.