Congress Enacts Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement (CASE) Act

    Private: Amanda Doran

    On December 27, 2020, the U.S. Congress passed the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement (CASE) Act as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021.

    The CASE Act established a Copyright Claims Board within the U.S. Copyright Office, which provides an alternative forum for copyright owners to 1) pursue civil copyright claims and counterclaims set at a maximum of $30,000 in damages, 2) seek declaratory judgment of non-infringement, and 3) address claims relating to notices filed under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

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