On October 4, 2017, Representatives Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), Tom Marino (R-PA) and four co-sponsors introduced a bill, H.R. 3945, the Copyright Alternatives in Small-Claims Enforcement (CASE) Act of 2017, to establish a small copyright claims tribunal within the U.S. Copyright Office. The 2017 CASE Act comes on the heels of two very similar bills introduced in the House late last year; all three are modeled on draft legislation proposed by the Copyright Office in its 2013 Report on Copyright Small Claims.
Commentaries on the Copyright Office Report and the legislation to implement it will be featured below.
- Improving the Quality and Consistency of Copyright Infringement Analysis in Music
- Who Needs a Copyright Small Claims Court? Evidence from the U.K.’s I.P. Enterprise Court
- Congress Shouldn’t Turn the Copyright Office Into a Copyright Court
- Letter to Congress from Library Associations Criticizes Copyright Small Claims Bill
- Scholarly Concerns About a Proposed Small Copyright Claims Tribunal
Further discussion and updates will be posted to this Commentaries page in the coming days and weeks.