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Copyright at UCSF: The CASE Act and Copyright Claims Board

Information on copyright, publishing, and intellectual property.

The Case Act

The Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act (CASE Act) was passed by Congress and signed into law on December 27, 2020. This law creates a Copyright Claims Board to handle copyright infringement cases for claims seeking damages of $30,000 or less, allowing infringement claims for smaller amounts, and eliminating the need for those claimants to sue in Federal Court. This law may effect scholars even if using copyright-protected materials under Fair Use. See the links below to learn more:

If You Receive a Copyright Claims Board Notice (UC Copyright)

About the Copyright Claims Board

Copyright Claims Board Respondent Information

Copyright Claims Board FAQ

Copyright "Small Claims" Quasi-Court Opens. Here's Why Many Defendants Will Opt Out (Electronic Frontier Foundation)