Fountain Hills, AZ asked in Copyright for Arizona

Q: Hi I paid for a copyright through the U.S. Copyright Office website for my short film, a single application of $35.

I wrote/directed/produced/music/vfx edit/casting/ created my whole short film. They sent me a denial letter saying because I had actors in my short film, that I couldn't get my copy certificate through the single application, if I disagree with their terms, I can resubmit with a fee of $350. I thought this was a scam. I called copyright office,wanted to talk with their supervisor, they wouldn't talk. I asked for a refund, I got a email say No Refunds. I never had issues in the past getting a copyright for my short films but for some reason they are being very rude to me now.

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Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta
  • Intellectual Property Lawyer
  • Mesa, AZ
  • Licensed in Arizona

A: Did you really do it with the US copyright office?

or a third party that does the filing for you?

It is possible that you need releases from the people in the movie, as well as list what other copyrighted material you may be using.

$350 sounds a reasonable price, it will depend on what you are getting.

Consult in order to get a better understanding on your case


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