The United States Copyright Office is requesting public comment for the third time on the topic of adjudicating small copyright claims. The Office is studying whether and, if so, how the current legal system hinders or prevents copyright owners from pursuing copyright claims that have a relatively small economic value and will discuss, with appropriate recommendations, potential changes in administrative, regulatory, and statutory authority. At this time, the Office seeks additional comments on possible alternatives to the current system to improve the adjudication of such claims.
All comments must be submitted electronically by April 12, 2013. A comment page containing a comment form is posted on the Office website at http://www.copyright.gov/docs/smallclaims/comments/comment-submission.html.