helleborine - 2:19 am on Apr 9, 2013 (gmt 0)
the lack of a centralized, authoritative body of certification of IP that can keep up with the pace, range, and scale of creation and distribution
There's the US copyright office if you want the ability to sue for statutory damages for amounts in the five figure range.
Certification of IP is not required. Copyright in instantaneous the moment a creation is affixed to a medium.
isn't being able to quantify damages part of the old model?
Nope. That's what statutory damages mean. You don't need to quantify damages. You can definitely sue for your going rate, and a punitive amount, without having to show damages.