The Copyright Office will conduct public hearings in Los Angeles on Monday and Tuesday to explore ways to handle copyright claims with “relatively small” economic value. Congress asked the office to determine how the system now creates barriers for copyright owners seeking relief from infringement and to recommend improvement. A proposal under consideration calls for a small copyright claims tribunal, akin to small claims court, where cases would be heard by three presiding judges. Carolyn E. Wright, a photo attorney with offices in Nevada and Georgia, will serve on the Los Angeles panel and is seeking online views about the possible tribunal. The hearings will be in Room 1314 at the UCLA School of Law, 405 Hilgard Ave., Los Angeles, 90095, on Monday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. More information: https://www.copyright.gov/docs/smallclaims/. Among the parties who already have weighed in before Congress on whether the current system proves daunting for costs and other reasons: representatives for groups of authors, songwriters and photographers.
Hearings set in L.A. on copyright proposal
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