Scottish Nature Photography Awards 2018 now open!

Monday, 10 September 2018 13:26

Scottish Nature Photography Awards 2018

Scottish Nature 2018The Scottish Nature Photography Awards celebrate nature, wildlife and landscape photography in Scotland.

The Scottish Nature Photography Awards Photographic Competition 2018 is open to professional and amateur photographers from around the world, but images must be taken in Scotland.

Entries close 24:00 hours GMT on Friday 30th November 2018.

This is the 9th annual competition to seek the Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year.

Categories

Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year 2018

  • Scottish Wildlife Portrait
  • Scottish Wildlife Behaviour
  • Scottish Landscape - Sea & Coast
  • Scottish Landscape - The Land
  • Scottish Landscape - Urban Greenspace
  • Scottish Botanical
  • Natural Abstract
  • Environmental

Read more: Scottish Nature Photography Awards 2018 now open!

 

USCO Extends Proposed Fee Increase Comment Period Deadline

Thursday, 12 July 2018 21:03

The new deadline is September 21, 2018 @ 11:59pm Eastern.

USCO Screencap

Please refer to our previous post for details of the proposed fee increases.

   

Reminder: Public Comments on USCO Fee Increase due July 23, 2018!

Tuesday, 10 July 2018 01:02

Comments to the Copyright Office are due, at the latest, by July 23, 2018 September 21, 2018, 11:59pm Eastern.
https://www.copyright.gov/rulemaking/feestudy2018/

 The U.S. Copyright Office (@CopyrightOffice), Library of Congress, published a "Notice of proposed rule making" in the Federal Register on May 24, 2018, in which they reported the outcome of a study conducted by Booz Allen to address cost recovery goals.

Importantly, the Office has never recovered its full costs from user fees. Instead, the Office has traditionally recovered approximately 60% of its costs through fees; the remainder is provided through appropriated dollars from the U.S. treasury. ~ Federal Register/Vol. 83, No. 101, p. 24055

The Office cannot set fees to recover all costs associated with registration, but they aim for a cost recovery percentage, based on a prior study, that is 71% for electronic claims and 66% for paper applications. The current cost recovery for single and standard applications stands at 51%.

Read more: Reminder: Public Comments on USCO Fee Increase due July 23, 2018!

   

U.S. Copyright Office Proposes Significant Fee Increases

Wednesday, 13 June 2018 20:07

The U.S. Copyright Office (@CopyrightOffice), Library of Congress, published a "Notice of proposed rule making" in the Federal Register on May 24, 2018, in which they reported the outcome of a study conducted by Booz Allen to address cost recovery goals.

Importantly, the Office has never recovered its full costs from user fees. Instead, the Office has traditionally recovered approximately 60% of its costs through fees; the remainder is provided through appropriated dollars from the U.S. treasury. ~ Federal Register/Vol. 83, No. 101, p. 24055

Read more: U.S. Copyright Office Proposes Significant Fee Increases

   

Learn the new US Copyright Registration Rule Changes for Photographs

Saturday, 10 February 2018 18:00

The Copyright Office (@CopyrightOffice) announced on January 18, 2018, that new rules for registering photographs in the U.S. will take effect on February 20, 2018.

"Copyright Office Introduces Online Group Registration of Photographs As part of its continued efforts to modernize its services, the U.S. Copyright Office announces that, as of February 20, 2018, it will begin accepting applications for group registration of photographs through the Office’s online registration system. In most cases, applicants will generally be required to file such applications online, and may include up to 750 photographs in each claim." ~ https://www.copyright.gov/newsnet/2018/701.html

More detail, as published in the Federal Register:
https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-01-18/pdf/2018-00687.pdf

Published vs Unpublished

In addition to the limit of 750 photographs per $55 registration fee, there are important submission requirements you will need to follow. Among them is the following:

Noted from the above tweet:

"As mentioned in the final rule, applicants will be required to prepare and submit a list containing the titles and file names for each photograph in a group, along with a copy of each photograph in the group. The Office developed templates that may be used to prepare this list. The Office also prepared help text that provides step-by-step instructions for completing each application. See help text for published and unpublished".

Read more: Learn the new US Copyright Registration Rule Changes for Photographs

   

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