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Copyright Office Delays Implementation of Small Claims Tribunal

Nov. 30, 2021, 9:08 PM

Register of Copyrights Shira Perlmutter has postponed the formal setup of a small claims copyright tribunal until 2022.

Congress created the Copyright Claims Board as a voluntary low-cost alternative to federal court for copyright disputes. Perlmutter extended the implementation deadline to allow for more time for the public to comment on proposed regulations and test the new technology systems, the U.S. Copyright Office said.

The CASE Act allows the Copyright Office to delay implementation of the tribunal for 180 days after Dec. 27, the initial deadline. Perlmutter said a statement that she expects the CCB will begin operations “well before” ...

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