Photo courtesy ASMP member Andy Batt
ASMP is currently in the process of updating its content related to copyright as new regulations and processes are put in place at the United States Copyright Office (USCO).
The latest revision to regulations pertains to the group registration of published and unpublished photographs.
Group Registration of Photographs
The U.S. Copyright Office (USCO) has issued a rule that modifies the USCO’s group registration of photographs that was put into effect on February 20, 2018. The rule modifies the USCO’s procedure for registering published photographs, and it establishes a similar procedure for registering unpublished photographs.
To seek a group registration, applicants will be required to use the online applications specifically designated for published and unpublished photographs and will be required to submit a digital copy of each photograph being registered.
ASMP general counsel, Thomas Maddrey, has created a tutorial to walk members through the process of group registration of photographs.