- Today, the U.S. Copyright Office launched ccb.gov, a website serving as a gateway to the first copyright small-claims tribunal in the United States, the Copyright Claims Board (CCB).
Copyright Office Launches New Copyright Claims Board Website
Today, April 7, 2022, the U.S. Copyright Office launched ccb.gov, a website serving as a gateway to the first copyright small-claims tribunal in the United States, the Copyright Claims Board (CCB). The launch of ccb.gov is a major milestone toward the full opening of the CCB to creators and users of copyrighted materials later this spring.
The CCB will be a voluntary, alternative forum to federal courts, staffed by copyright experts using streamlined, affordable procedures. In 2020, Congress passed the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act (CASE Act) to establish the CCB and assist creators and users of copyright-protected works to more easily resolve their disputes. These creators and users can assert their claims before the CCB for a small fee and without needing to rely on an attorney, instead of incurring huge costs and time delays in federal court.
The website is the new online home of the CCB and is focused on helping everyone understand its mission and procedures. Once the CCB starts hearing claims later this spring, ccb.gov will become the primary location for information about filing and responding to claims, opting out of a proceeding, accessing the CCB’s Handbook, and contacting the CCB with questions.
The new website features clear, helpful information about the CCB, including what potential claimants and respondents need to know about CCB proceedings. The website also hosts the CCB’s Designated Service Agent Directory, the form for libraries and archives to preemptively opt out of CCB proceedings, and updates on the status of CCB-related rulemakings.
Please bookmark ccb.gov for future reference.
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