Copyright Registration Prices Going Up May 1

Copyright SymbolLots of photographers talk about copyright, but I’m pretty sure most of them don’t actually register with the government. If you’re in the United States, know that the fee for registering a collection of photographs is increasing significantly on May 1, from $35 to $55.

Here’s the full listing of new copyright registration fees.

While you don’t need to register your copyright in order to assert the rights, you will be limited to actual damages in court unless you’ve previously registered the work.