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ASMP CASE Act Central

By May 15, 2019 October 22nd, 2019 Advocacy, Copyright Reform, Small Claims Report

Welcome to ASMP’s CASE Act Central – where you can find all you want to know about the CASE Act 2019!

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10/22/19 7:10pmET Update: The House Passes the CASE Act with 410-6 vote! Thank you, ASMP! You are awesome advocates! Now we must pivot and focus on the Senate.

10/22/19 1:55pmET Update: We expect the CASE Act to come up on the House floor at or after 4 pm and the vote to be sometime between 5-6 today.  Here is a link to c-span so you can watch the proceedings. https://www.c-span.org/congress/?chamber=house

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ASMP Advocacy Actions Taken to Date: More than 16,000 emails/tweets sent to Representatives and Senators

Thank You to All for Your Support. Your Voices are Being Heard.

We now have 151 House co-sponsors and 16 Senate co-sponsors! Let’s up these numbers!

10/20/19 CALL TO ACTIONS:

CASE Act-ion #1: URGE Your Representative to VOTE YES on The CASE Act on Tuesday, October 22nd

CASE Act-ion #2: URGE ALL of Your State’s Non-Sponsor Reps/Senators

To take action, click on your state’s link below. This will bring up the campaign page and allow you to message ALL current non-sponsoring Representatives and Senators in your state to encourage them to sign on as a CASE Act co-sponsor and vote in support of the CASE Act.

 

Alabama                Florida                         Kentucky                  Missouri                         North Carolina              Texas

Alaska                    Georgia                        Louisiana                 Montana                         Ohio                                  Utah
Arizona                  Hawaii                          Maine                         Nebraska                       Oklahoma                       Vermont
Arkansas               Idaho                            Maryland                  Nevada                            Oregon                            Virginia
California             Illinois                           Massachusetts       New Hampshire          Pennsylvania                Washington
Colorado              Indiana                         Michigan                   New Jersey                    Rhode Island                West Virginia
Connecticut         Iowa                              Minnesota                 New Mexico                 South Carolina             Wisconsin
Delaware              Kansas                          Mississippi                New York                       Tennessee                     Wyoming

 

 

Current Press on the CASE Act

October 22, 2019: Don’t Be Bamboozled by Public Knowledge’s Lies about the CASE Act

October 22, 2019: For Marginalized Communties, the CASE Act Bridges Copyright’s Equity Gap

October 21, 2019: The Case for the CASE Act

October 21, 2019: Protecting Art from Infringement

NEW Talking the CASE Act Materials

CASE Act Step-by-Step Flowchart

CASE Act Step-by-Step One Pager

Current CASE Act Advocacy Campaigns in Play

October 21, 2019: URGENT CALL TO ACTION: House to Vote on CASE Act Tomorrow

October 17, 2019: Contact Key Representatives/Senators to Urge Support of CASE Act with One Click!

October 15, 2019: CASE Act-ion: October State Campaigns to Add Co-Sponsors

September 10, 2019: Thank Members of House Judiciary Committee for Passing HR 2426

August 19, 2019: Thank Members of Senate Judiciary Committee for Passing S. 1273 Out of Committee

August 17, 2019: Take Two Quick Clicks in Support of CASE Act! Encourage Your Representatives and Senators to Support the CASE Act

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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!   

Recent Events/Activities/Press

September 10, 2019: House Judiciary Committee Passes the CASE Act (HR2426)

August 22, 2019: ASMP/Creator Groups Attend In-District Meeting with Senator Feinstein’s Deputy Director

August 1, 2019: ASMP Amps of Advocacy in August to Knock Down CASE Act Critics’ False Claims

July 31, 2019: Zoe Keatings’ An Argument for the CASE Act

July 29, 2019: Fearmongering 101: An Examination of Fight for the Future’s Hackneyed and Dishonest Opposition to the CASE Act

July 22, 2019: Recent Press on the CASE Act – Week of July 15th

July 18, 2019: PRESS RELEASE: ASMP Applauds Senate Judiciary Committee for Passing the CASE Act (S. 1273)

July 17 and 18, 2019: Join ASMP on Capitol Hill in Support of CASE Act – July 17 & 18!

July 17, 2019: Take Two Quick Clicks in Support of CASE Act! Encourage Your Representatives and Senators to Support the CASE Act. 

July 11, 2019: Read David Newhoff’s post, EFF Sides with Goliath (again) in Opposition to CASE Act

July 10, 2019: Read EFF’s recent CASE Act opposition post, Prevent Copyright Trolling: Tell the Senate that Copyright Claims Can’t be Treated Like Traffic Tickets

May 23, 2019: Close Op-ed in IP Watchdog: Why Creators Like Me are Lining Up in Support of the CASE Act

May 13, 2019: Kennedy Op-ed in The Hill: The CASE Act is an opportunity for creators to have rights and remedies

See additional press/articles about CASE Act in Advocacy Campaign News Updates

See additional CASE Act blogs/resources at Copyright Alliance

In-Person Lobbying Activities/ Congressional Hearings on Capitol Hill

July 17 – 18, 2019: Join ASMP and Creators for Advocacy “Fly-In” Briefings/ Meetings Hearings on Capitol Hill 

June 26, 2019: ASMP Joins the Blue Wave on Capitol Hill for Hearing on Oversight of USCO

June 18, 2019: Join the Blue Wave on Capitol Hill to Support CASE Act on June 26th

Online Campaigns #ASMP #Creators #MySkillsPayBills

October 15, 2019: CASE Act-ion: October Campaign to Add Co-Sponsors

September 10, 2019: Thank Members of House Judiciary Committee for Passing HR 2426

August 19, 2019: Thank Members of Senate Judiciary Committee for Passing S. 1273 Out of Committee

July 17, 2019:  Take Two Quick Clicks in Support of CASE Act! Tell Your Representatives and Senators How Important the CASE Act is to You.

July 17, 2019: Utah! Senators Lee and Romney want to hear from Utah creators about CASE Act. Send them a message from here!

July 12, 2019: Iowa! Senators Grassley and Ernst want to hear from Iowa creators about CASE Act. Send them a message from here!

July 10, 2019: Urgent: Our Fight is On and We Need Your Help with CASE Act Advocacy Today!

July 3, 2019: CASE Act-ion #4: Email or Tweet Lobby Senate Judiciary Committee to Urge Support of CASE Act (S1273)

July 2, 2019: Keep It Up! Your Efforts in Support of the CASE Act are Working – We Have 41 Co-Sponsors!

July 2, 2019: ASMP Talk Webinar: CASE Act and Copyright with Tom Kennedy and Jenna Close on July 9th

May 22, 2019: Share Your Stories of Infringement with Congress

May 20, 2019: Keep It Up! Your Efforts in Support of the CASE Act are Working!

May 16, 2019: CASE Act-ion #3: Attend In-District Meetings with Congressional Reps

May 15, 2019: CASE Act-ion #2: Email or Tweet Your Rep to Urge Support of HR2426

May 9, 2019: CASE Act-ion #1: Join Tweet Campaign in Support of HR2426 (the CASE Act)

Talking the Case Act

July 9, 2019: ASMP Talk Webinar: CASE Act and Copyright with Tom Kennedy and Jenna Close on July 9th

Why Support HR 2426 (the Case Act)?

Facts about the CASE Act

Constitutional One Pager

Support Case Act One Pager

List of Organizations Supporting the CASE Act

Finding Your Representative/Senator with Zip Code

House Judiciary Committee members

Advocacy is a Verb: My Testimony on the Hill

How to Meet Your Members of Congress Face-to-Face

Former ASMP National Board Chair Close Urges House Judiciary Committee to Enact CASE Act

Surveys

Visual Creators Invited to Participate in Copyright Infringement Survey

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