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ASMP CASE Act Central

By May 15, 2019 July 12th, 2019 Advocacy, Copyright Reform, Small Claims Report

© Michael Judkins

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

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

July 8, 2019: CASE Act-ion #4: Email or Tweet Senate Judiciary Committee to Urge Support of CASE Act (S. 1273)

 

Next Week’s Events/Activities

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

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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!   

 

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

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)

 

News/Press Updates

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

 

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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