On January 7, 2022, Meaghan Kent was quoted in Managing Intellectual Property on the major copyright trends shaping 2022, including the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement (CASE) Act.
According to the article, the CASE Act introduced a new copyright claims board to handle matters with claims of less than $30,000. The new board will likely come into effect this spring and is expected to help increase efficiency, but attorneys aren’t convinced that plaintiffs will rush to use it. The law says defendants can opt out of proceedings at the new board, which would require plaintiffs to sue them in district courts instead.
Kent says defendants will likely make decisions about whether to argue their cases at this forum or in federal courts on a case-by-case basis.