The new Group Registration for Short Online Literary Works (GRTX) permits up to 50 short online literary works to be registered simultaneously
GRTX permits a single registration certificate, at a much lower cost than previously
GRTX applies to online content only, such as articles, blogs and social media posts
The United States Copyright Office recently implemented a new group registration process for registering multiple, short online literary works under a single copyright registration.
This process – referred to as Group Registration for Short Online Literary Works (GRTX) – is designed for those who regularly publish content online, such as articles, blogs and social media posts; but not the likes of emails, podcasts or audiobooks.
The new GRTX can include between two and 50 works within a single $65 copyright application. The process offers a significant cost savings, as previously 50 works would cost more than $3,000 in application fees.
The GRTX requirements include the following:
- the works need to be first published online (or simultaneously with a physical form publication)
- the works must have been published during the same three-month period
- the works must be between 50 and 17,500 words
- the works may not be works made for hire
- the GRTX registration only applies to the text of the short literary work
If registration is granted, the holder will receive a single registration certificate and registration number for the entire group of works.
To obtain more information, please contact the Barnes & Thornburg attorney with whom you work, or Jonathan Froemel at 312-214-8315 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Law clerk Nick Rivera contributed to this alert.
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