Copyright Claims Board: District Court Referrals; Proof of Service Forms; Default Proceedings; Law Student Representation

The Copyright Office has issued a final rule regarding Copyright Claims Board (CCB) procedures governing district court referrals, proof of service forms, default proceedings, and the appearance of law student representatives before the CCB.

The final rule allows the CCB to modify or suspend certain rules when a claim is referred by a district court. The amendments also allow the CCB to accept alternative proof of service forms, clarify the rules governing default proceedings and law student representation, and make minor technical corrections.