USCO Extends Proposed Fee Increase Comment Period Deadline

Thursday, 12 July 2018 21:03

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

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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

   

International Landscape Photographer of the Year 2017 now OPEN for Entries

Saturday, 23 September 2017 00:00

Entries Now OPEN The 4th International Landscape Photographer of the Year 2017

ILPOTY Winning Image for 2016©Leonardo Papèra, Italy
Int'l Landscape Photograher of the Year
The International Landscape Photographer of the Year wishes to celebrate the art and craft of landscape photography! They do this by collecting 101 of the best landscape photographs into a book – printed by Momento Pro, as well as rewarding the 'best' single photographs, and the 'best' portfolios of four photographs.

In this fourth year of the competition, they are again very pleased to have the depth and judging experience of five of the world’s best photographers and industry professionals.

David Burnett, co-founder Contact Press Images, USA
Tim Parkin, ON LANDSCAPE Magazine Editor
Alex Noriega, 2016 International Landscape Photographer of the Year
Kaye Davis, NZIPP Grand Master of Photography
Jim M Goldstein, Fine Art Photographer and Author, USA

A new sponsor, Epson Australia, has been added for this year's competition!

Read more: International Landscape Photographer of the Year 2017 now OPEN for Entries

   

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