The U.S. Copyright Office is once again encouraging creators to become beta testers to avoid long delays in recieving a registration certificate. The Copyright Office has indicated that it may take up to 8 months to process and send certificates to registrants submitting registration and deposit materials in paper format. In addition to a speedier turn around, beta testers also save $10 off the standard registration fee.
Despite any delays, remember that your registration takes effect once your application, deposit and payment have been recieved and deemed complete by the office. For more information on the e-Copyright Office beta test or updates on the processing of paper registrations, visit the U.S. Copyright Office website.