Washington, Jun 21 (Canadian-Media); Adoption of a new fee schedule is being proposed by the U.S. Copyright Office, media reports said.
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This proposal was authorized by the Congress to set and adjust Copyright Office fees that are fair, equitable, and give due consideration to the objectives of the copyright system.
Every three to five years, the Office adjusts its fees, after first conducting a study of the actual cost to the Office of providing its fee-based services.
In June 2017, a new cost study was initiated by the Office and based on its outcome and proposes the fee schedule described in the notice of proposed rulemaking.
The model used to craft the fee schedule, based on the findings of the cost study has also been provided.
The Office may not be able to achieve full cost-recovery, but the proposed fees aims to recover a significant portion of the costs the Office incurs for providing fee-based services.
Written comments must be received no later than September 21, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. eastern time.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)