The U.S. Copyright Office has proposed an increase to filing fees for group registration of images. Currently, the cost is $55 for registering up to 750 images. The Office estimates that the cost for providing this service is roughly $284. The proposal is to raise the fee for group registration to $100, which is an increase from about $0.07 per image (based on registering the maximum of 750 images) to about $0.13 per image--almost double the original cost.
While no decision has been made yet, I have a feeling it will eventually be adopted. I feel that fully protecting my images for only $0.13 each is still a bargain and the price increase will not influence my registering every image I deliver.
What are your thoughts on this proposed increase in registration fees? If you are registering your images, will the increase in price change your registration procedures? If so, how? If you are not currently registering your images, why not?