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Copyright and Fair Use

Basics of copyright and fair use for faculty and students

CASE Act resources

What is the CASE Act?

In 2020 Congress passed the "Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act", or "CASE Act." The Act creates a Copyright Claims Board (CCB), a non-judicial tribunal housed at the Copyright Office, to decide copyright infringement cases. The CCB can award monetary relief of up to $30,000 per proceeding. Notably, the recipient of a claim (the "respondent") can choose to opt out of the CCB. If a respondent opts out, then the copyright owner would need to re-file in federal court to continue to pursue the matter.