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The US Copyright Claims Board allows rightsholders to file damages claims outside of the federal court system. Since its official launch last year, hundreds of cases have been presented to the board. Typical copyright trolls were noticeably absent and thus far there’s been just one award for damages, as the vast majority of all claims are dismissed.

CCBLast year, the US Copyright Claims Board went live. Through this Copyright Office-hosted venue, copyright holders can try to recoup alleged damages outside the federal court system.

The board aims to make it cheaper for creators to resolve disputes. There’s no attorney required and the filing fee is limited to $100 per claim. Accused parties also benefit as the potential damages are capped at $30,000. Those who prefer traditional lawsuits can choose to opt-out.

The benefits of the board are clear to many rightsholders. Opponents, however, feared that the system could be used by opportunistic…

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