Welcome to ASMP’s CASE Act Central – where you can find all you want to know and more about the CASE Act 2019!
This Week’s Events/Activities
Next Week’s Events/Activities
July 17 and 18: Join ASMP on Capitol Hill in Support of CASE Act – July 17 & 18!
While we know that being a visual creator is your priority, our priority at ASMP is to make certain that obstacles to your creativity and livelihood are mitigated or completely removed. As you know, ASMP has been on the front line of advocating for the rights of photographers for nearly 75 years, and we aren’t about to stop now, BUT we need your voice!
ASMP’s efforts in support of the CASE Act began more than four years ago at a hearing before House Judiciary Committee members in Los Angeles where Tom Kennedy stated that copyright laws had to be revised to accommodate the rights of small creators in this infringement-prone digital age. The efforts of Kennedy, Klipper, and our colleagues at the Copyright Alliance, Authors Guild, PPA, and NPPA, among other visual groups and supporters of copyright reform, have reached a four-year pinnacle of achievement in Washington, DC with the introduction of the CASE Act bill in the House and the Senate on May 1, 2019, after an earlier introduction of the CASE Act in 2017. See Advocacy Campaign News Updates.
To get the House and Senate to enact the CASE Act, we have a lot of work yet to do to ensure this bill becomes a law. And you know that in a democracy, the only thing that creates change is standing up and raising one’s voice. While we have Tom Kennedy and Mike Klipper attending weekly meetings on the Hill, publishing an op-ed in The Hill, and had former National Board Chair, Jenna Close, testify at a Congressional hearing on behalf of creators, members of Congress still want to hear the voices of their member constituents. And so we encourage you to take two minutes out of your busy week to participate in an ASMP CASE Act-ion campaign to email, tweet, post, call and/or share to register your voice in support of the CASE Act!
Below, you will find information for staying informed about the CASE Act and a list of ways in which you – and your friends, families, colleagues, and clients – can take action in support of the CASE Act!
In-Person Lobbying Activities/ Congressional Hearings on Capitol Hill
Online Campaigns #ASMP #Creators #MySkillsPayBills
July 3, 2019: CASE Act-ion #4: Email or Tweet Lobby Senate Judiciary Committee to Urge Support of CASE Act (S1273)
May 22, 2019: Share Your Stories of Infringement with Congress
July 11, 2019: Read David Newhoff’s post, EFF Sides with Goliath (again) in Opposition to CASE Act
See additional press/articles about CASE Act in Advocacy Campaign News Updates
See additional CASE Act blogs/resources at Copyright Alliance
Talking the Case Act