U.S. Copyright Office Announces Job Postings for Copyright Claims Officers to Consider Small Copyright Claims

Issue No. 887 - March 23, 2021

As part of its implementation of the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement (CASE) Act of 2020, the U.S. Copyright Office has posted job announcements for the three Copyright Claims Officers to serve on the Copyright Claims Board (Board). The Board will be an alternative forum housed within the Copyright Office that parties may use to resolve certain disputes regarding copyright claims with a relatively low economic value (small copyright claims). The three Officers will be appointed by the Librarian of Congress upon the recommendation of the Register of Copyrights. The statute requires all of the Officers to have substantial familiarity with copyright law. Additionally, one of the Officers must have alternative dispute resolution experience, and the other two must have substantial experience in the evaluation, litigation, or adjudication of copyright infringement claims. The CASE Act specifies the initial terms for the Officers, requiring that one Officer be appointed for four years, one for five years, and one for six years.

If you are interested in learning more about these openings, including how to apply, please see the USAJobs.gov postings for Copyright Claims Officer (General) and Copyright Claims Officer (Alternative Dispute Resolution). Please visit our website for more information on the Copyright Claims Board and the CASE Act.