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