The U.S. Copyright Office is considering a small claims court for (small) copyright infringement cases in an effort to assuage the high legal fees on all sides when brought to a federal court. While the existence of such courts would make it easier for copyright holders to bring cases (leading to a potential explosion of cases), it might also give fair use more chances to get the exercise it needs. Make your own judgment after reading this piece from ArtInfo. You can also add your voice to the Copyright Office’s report. Deadline is Jan. 17.

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