Bloomberg Law
Dec. 27, 2021, 10:04 AM

Small Claims Board, Unicolors Decision Lead 2022 Copyright Issues

Samantha Handler
Samantha Handler

The opening of the U.S. Copyright Office’s small claims board and a decision ahead from the U.S. Supreme Court on Unicolors Inc.’s bid to revive an $800,000 award are two of the most significant developments set to play out in copyright law in 2022.

The Copyright Office must open the new board by late June after delaying it for 180 days after Dec. 27. Register of Copyrights Shira Perlmutter said the tribunal will begin operations “well before” that time.

The necessary hiring and publication of proposed regulations will be done by the end of 2021, Perlmutter said.

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