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Copyright Small Claims Court gets first claims officers appointed

Posted by Steve Vondran | Jul 20, 2021

Attorney Steve® Copyright Essentials - Small Claims Court - Three New Claims Officers Named

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Shira Perlmutter, Register of Copyrights,  announced the recent appointments by the Librarian of Congress of the three initial "copyright claims officers" - (1) David Carson, (2) Monica P. McCabe, and (3) Brad Newberg to the newly established Copyright "Small Claims" Board ("CCB").

Monica P. McCabe

McCabe has a JD from the Georgetown University Law Center, an MA from the University of Chicago, and a BA from Fordham University.  She headed up the intellectual property department at Phillips Nizer LLP for several years. She has served on the International Trademark Association and the New York State Supreme Court Commercial Division.

David Carson

Carson is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Stanford University and he has worked both in the government and private sector. Since 2014, he served as part of the Copyright Policy Team and was General Counsel for thirteen years at the Copyright Office.

Brad Newberg

Newberg has a Juris Doctorate Degree and a BA from the University of Penn (ivy league) and a BS from its Wharton School of Business,  He has worked at McGuire Woods since 2014. He has appeared as lead counsel in over a hundred copyright litigation matters.


Contact a Small Claims Copyright Attorney

We can help both Plaintiff and Defendants in "CASE ACT" cases.  They are scheduled to begin  in December 2021 (unless extended).  Claims are NOT SO SMALL and can reach as high as $30,000.  Defendants have a right to "opt-out" and have their disputes heard in federal court, or seek to settle the matter privately.  We have been in business since 2004 and recently were named the Top Copyright Defense Litigation law firm in the United States for the year 2020.  In this area of law, there is no substitute for experience.  We can be reached at (877) 276-5084 or email us through our contact form.

Types of cases:  Strike 3 Holdings cases (which may or may not be brought in the Small claims court - we will have to wait and see), photo infringement, software infringement, movie and film infringement, books, music, jewelry and other copyrighted content.

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