CASE Act FAQs
"In a nutshell, The CASE Act will establish a small copyright claims tribunal, or copyright claims board (CCB). Similar to a small claims court, the tribunal will handle small copyright cases in a process that is inexpensive, easy, and expedited: parties won’t have to hire a lawyer, and won’t have to attend in person. The potential awards are limited to $15,000 for a single infringement, or $30,000 total for a claim with multiple infringements. But the CCB is optional; artists can decide to handle the infringement any way the want (sue the infringer in federal court, use the copyright small claims tribunal, resolve the dispute by negotiating with the infringer, or simply ignore it)."