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201.3 Fees for registration, recordation, and related services, special services, and services performed by the Licensing Division. (a) General. This section prescribes the fees for registration, recordation, and related services, special services, and services performed by the Licensing Division. (b) Definitions. For purposes of this section, the following definitions apply: (1) Registration, recordation, and related service fee. This is the fee for a registration or recordation service that the Office is required to perform under 17 U.S.C., or a directly related service. It includes those services described in section 708(a)(1)-(9) and authorized by Pub. L. 105-80. (2) Special service fee. This is a fee for a special service not specified in title 17, which the Register of Copyrights may fix at any time on the basis of the cost of providing the service, as provided by 17 U.S.C. 708(a)(10). (3) Licensing Division service fee. This is a fee for a service performed by the Licensing Division. (c) Registration, recordation and related service fees. The Copyright Office has established the following fees for these services: ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Registration, recordation and related services Fees ------------------------------------------------------------------------ (1) Registration of a basic claim in an original work of $30 authorship: Forms TX, SE, PA, VA (including Short Form) and Form SR....................................................... (2) Registration of a claim in a group of contributions to a 30 periodical (GR/CP)............................................ (3) Registration of a renewal claim (Form RE): Claim without Addendum..................................... 60 Addendum................................................... 30 (4) Registration of a claim in a mask work (Form MW)........... 75 (5) Registration of a claim in a group of serials (Form SE/ 15 Group) [per issue, with $45 minimum].......................... (6) Registration of a claim in a group of daily newspapers and 55 qualified newsletters (Form G/D N)............................ (7) Registration of a claim in a restored copyright (Form GATT) 30 (8) Registration of a claim in a group of restored works (Form 15 GATT/Group) [per issue, with $45 minimum]..................... (9) Registration of a correction or amplification to a claim 100 (Form CA)..................................................... (10) Providing an additional certificate of registration....... 30 (11) Certification of other Copyright Office records (per hour) 80 (12) Search_report prepared from official records (per hour)... 75 (13) Location of Copyright Office records (per hour)........... 80 Location of in-process materials (per hour)................ 100 (14) Recordation of document (single title).................... 80 Additional titles (per group of 10 titles)................. 20 (15) Recordation of a Notice of Intention to Enforce (NIE) a 30 restored copyright containing no more than one title.......... Additional NIE titles (each)............................... 1 (16) Recordation of Notice of Intention to Make and Distribute 12 Phonorecords.................................................. (17) Issuance of a receipt for a 407 deposit............ 10 ------------------------------------------------------------------------ (d) Special service fees. The Copyright Office has established the following fees for special services: ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Special services Fees ------------------------------------------------------------------------ (1) Service charge for deposit account overdraft.............. $100 (2) Service charge for dishonored deposit account 35 replenishment check.......................................... (3) Appeals: (i) First appeal.......................................... 200 Additional claim in related group..................... 20 (ii) Second appeal........................................ 500 Additional claim in related group..................... 20 (4) Secure test processing charge, per hour................... 60 (5) Copying of Copyright Office Records by staff, per page .50 (black & white).......................................... (6) Special handling fee for a claim.......................... 580 Each additional claim using the same deposit.............. 50 (7) Special handling fee for recordation of a document........ 330 (8) Full-term retention of a published deposit................ 425 (9) Expedited Reference and Bibliography search and report 250 (surcharge, per hour)........................................ (10) Expedited Certification & Documents services 200 (surcharge, per hour)........................................ ------------------------------------------------------------------------ (e) Licensing Division service fees. The Copyright Office has established the following fees for certain services performed by the Licensing Division: ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Licensing Division services Fees ------------------------------------------------------------------------ (1) Recordation of a Notice of Intention to Make and $12 Distribute Phonorecords (17 U.S.C. 115)................... (2) Certificate of Filing a Notice of Intention (17 U.S.C. 8 115)...................................................... (3) Filing Fee for Recordation of License Agreements under 50 17 U.S.C. 118............................................. (4) Recordation of Certain Contracts by Cable Television 50 Systems Located Outside the Forty-Eight Contiguous States. (5) Initial Notice of Digital Transmission of Sound 20 Recording (17 U.S.C. 114)................................. Amendment of 17 U.S.C. 114 Notice...................... 20 (6) Statement of Account Amendment (Cable Television 15 Systems and Satellite Carriers, 17 U.S.C. 111 and 119).... (7) Statement of Account Amendment (Digital Audio Recording 20 Devices or Media, 17 U.S.C. 1003)......................... (8) Using Public Photocopier, per page..................... .25 Photocopies Made by Licensing Staff, per page.......... .40 (9) Search, per hour....................................... 65 (10) Certification of Search Report........................ 65 ------------------------------------------------------------------------ [64 FR 29520, June 1, 1999, as amended at 64 FR 36574, July 7, 1999; 65 FR 39819, June 28, 2000; 67 FR 38005, May 31, 2002]