As detailed in an article published by Firm Associate, H. Jared Doster, in The IP Examiner, the Federal Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section’s publication (see full article here:, the U.S. Copyright Office will establish a Copyright Claims Board in Washington, D.C.  This Board is designed to provide a venue for Copyright holders to file small claims while avoiding the expense of litigation in the Federal Courts.  The Register of Copyrights is expected to issue regulations governing the procedures of the Board, but the forum will likely apply relaxed evidentiary standards and expedited determinations.  This is an interesting development for individuals and small businesses, as well as overburdened Federal Courts.