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Author Topic: Copyright Small Claims Court  (Read 3828 times)

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Copyright Small Claims Court
« on: December 06, 2008, 07:36:45 AM »
Apparently photographers have been pushing for a small claims procedure to make it easier and less expensive for them to pursue infringers.  The copyright office has a statement on its website here:

http://www.copyright.gov/docs/regstat032906.html

Particularly striking to me is the following statement from the above link. It appears to me that the copyright office is sadly uniformed ....

"Some have also asserted that the existing system for adjudication of copyright infringement claims can in some cases be too burdensome for defendants who are accused of infringement. While it is not difficult to imagine that a wealthy plaintiff in a copyright infringement suit could make the litigation very costly for a defendant of modest means, the Office is not aware whether this has in fact been a significant problem."

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Re: Copyright Small Claims Court
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2008, 01:03:24 PM »
They are not aware because they probably just searched through filed litigation. They would have no way of knowing about harassment without litigation unless they spent five minutes doing an internet search on the issue.

 

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