Webinar: The NEW Copyright (Small) Claims Board: How it works and what it means for your clients
October 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
1 Participatory MCLE Credits
Presented by the Copyright Interest Group
The Copyright Claims Board (CCB) is an alternative forum to federal court to resolve copyright disputes up to $30,000 (called “small claims”). The CCB opened its doors in June 2022, and this webinar is designed to provide the foundation for bringing or responding to a claim before the CCB, including:
- The purpose and features of the CCB;
- The steps of a CCB proceeding;
- Preparing a claim for the CCB;
- Considering whether to participate or opt-out; and,
- Resources supporting CCB participants.
Speaker: Whitney Levandusky
Moderator: John R. Wierzbicki
Non-Member Price – $75.00
Member Price – $55.00
Whitney Levandusky is the Supervisory Attorney-Advisor of the Copyright Claims Board of the U.S. Copyright Office at the Library of Congress. In that role, she was part of the core team that launched the Board in June, 2022. She also supervises the work of the Copyright Claims Attorneys and related staff for the CCB. Before that, she was an Attorney-Advisor for the Public Information and Education Division of the U. S. Copyright Office. She has also been a lecturer at Johns Hopkins University on “Art, Museums, and the Law.” She received her B.A. from Johns Hopkins and her J.D. from the University of Maryland, graduating Magna Cum Laude.
John Wierzbicki is Programming Chair for the Copyright Interest Group, is the author of numerous legal works on California Law, and maintains a private art law practice. A graduate of U.C. Berkeley, the University of Virginia, and Georgetown Law, John has worked for many years in the legal publishing industry as a writer, editor, and operations director. He also managed the author contracts and relationships group for a major legal publisher for nearly a decade. He is currently leading an oral history project about Bernie Witkin for the California Supreme Court Historical Society.