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Copyright Small Claims Board’s Initial Procedures Finalized (1)

March 24, 2022, 2:30 PMUpdated: March 24, 2022, 10:02 PM

The U.S. Copyright Office finalized a rule governing initial procedures for its upcoming small claims tribunal, according to a Federal Register notice.

The Copyright Claims Board was created as an alternative forum to federal court for hearing disputes and is designed to be accessible to individuals without much formal exposure to copyright. It is a voluntary tribunal for those seeking the resolution of certain copyright disputes with a total monetary value of $30,000 or less.

The board was established under the CASE Act of 2020 and expected to become operational this spring.

The final rule provides clarity on “filing a ...