Pro Bono Assistance

You do not need an attorney to file or respond to a CCB claim, but you may choose to retain or consult one. Some lawyers, legal clinics, or organizations may be available to provide legal assistance or representation on a pro bono basis, which means you will not be charged for their services.

  • Pro Bono Legal Services Organizations: Several organizations provide pro bono legal services, educational outreach, and support to artists and creators.

  • Legal Clinics: The CCB regulations allow representation of parties by eligible law students and law school clinics that provide representation on a pro bono basis.

  • Please visit our directory for a list of law school clinics and pro bono legal services organizations that have agreed to represent parties in CCB proceedings.

Additional Resources has many resources regarding copyright basics, copyright registration, licensing, and defenses to copyright and DMCA misrepresentation claims. Please see additional information available below.

  • Additional information about copyright. The Copyright Office publishes Circulars to provide up-to-date and authoritative information about copyright law for a general audience.

  • Register your work. To learn more about the types of works that can be registered with the U.S. Copyright Office and to register your works through the Electronic Copyright Office (eCO) Registration System, visit the registration page.

  • Information about the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). To learn more about the DCMA, please visit the Copyright Office DCMA page.