ASMP — American Society of Media Photographers

Join ASMP on Capitol Hill to Support Case Act – September 27th

ASMP’s small claims advocacy efforts over the past year have met with success! The House Judiciary Committee has scheduled a hearing on the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement (CASE) Act on Thursday, September 27th at 2:00pmET (Room 2141 in the Rayburn House Office Building), located at 45 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20515.

Former ASMP National Board Chair, Jenna Close, will be testifying at the hearing in support of the bill, which if enacted would create a Small Claims Tribunal within the United States Copyright Office to hear infringement cases giving photographers for the first time ever an affordable alternative to federal court as the means to resolve disputes.

ASMP invites members to show their support of the CASE Act by joining ASMP and other visual creator organizations on Capitol Hill in show of unity for the proposed small claims tribunal before the House Judiciary Committee.

Pre-hearing Meet-up Details

Time: Starting at 12:00pmET

Location: Capitol Hill Hotel

Hotel Address: 200 C St. SE, Washington, DC 20003

o   This will be the main gathering spot to join with members of ASMP and other visual creator coalition groups so that we can walk over to the hearing together.

Nearest Metro Stop to Hotel and Hearing: Capitol South on Blue/Orange/Silver Lines Nearest Train Station: Union Station

Join Us on Capitol Hill in support of legal protections for creators!

September 27th CASE Act Hearing

Sign up below if you plan to attend the CASE Act hearing on September 27th so that we can make sure you receive all of the pertinent information about the event:

 

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Featured Image: visitthecapitol.gov

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