US Copyright Claims Board: what you need to know


Jason Bloom and Michael Lambert

US Copyright Claims Board: what you need to know

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The US Copyright Office has revealed more about how the new streamlined board will operate. Jason Bloom and Michael Lambert of Haynes Boone outline the details.

On December 8, 2021, the US Copyright Office provided content creators and copyright practitioners another peek behind the curtain of the Copyright Claims Board (CCB), a new forum for copyright claims up to $30,000 expected to begin in the spring.

Since the enactment of the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act (CASE Act), the Copyright Office has been reviewing public comments and proposing regulations to provide details on CCB proceedings. The Copyright Office’s latest proposed regulations describe the processes for default judgments, public access, attorney’s fees, discovery, appeals, and more. The Copyright Office previously proposed regulations explaining the initiation of claims, service of process, fees, and types of claims covered by the CCB. Here are some highlights from the proposed regulations published on December 8 in the Federal Register.

Minimising harassing and frivolous claims

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