The Copyright Office made a number of changes to the DMCA agent registration process when it converted from a paper to digital registration system in December 2016. One of the new rules requires businesses to renew their registration every three years for an outrageous fee of $6.
Why require the renewal when the Copyright Office did not previously require it with the old system?
Many companies stop operating or fail to update their information in the system should they, for instance, move to a new address. By forcing you to renew every three years, the Copyright Office is hoping the database of agents will remain up to date and clutter-free.
Here’s how to renew.