Conceptual lawprof (and Deaccessioning Hall of Fame Scholar-in-Residence) Brian Frye is not a fan of the proposed copyright small claims court: "The CASE Act will only make it cheaper and easier for copyright troll law firms to pursue meritless claims and enable them to extort settlements from blameless defendants. Trolls won’t even have to file an actual complaint in federal court, just what amounts to an administrative action before an agency appointee. That’s a mighty big stick, compared to a threatening letter."
Background here. More from Daniel Grant in the Art Newspaper here.