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Press Release: House Passes CASE Act on Strong Bipartisan Vote

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Bethesda, MD – The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the Copyright Alternative in Small-claims Enforcement Act (the CASE Act), H.R. 2426, with an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote of 410-6. There is a long list of supporters in Congress that ASMP would like to thank for their strong support of the CASE Act and all in the creative community, starting with Representatives Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Doug Collins…

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For Marginalized Communities, the CASE Act Bridges Copyright’s Equity Gap

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Cross-posted from morningconsult.com [by Lateef Mtima] When I was growing up in Harlem in the 1960s, I like many other children in America had heard of and yearned to visit the still somewhat new and apparently magical restaurant called McDonald’s. The TV commercials depicted mouth-watering French fries, double-decker hamburgers and thick milkshakes. “Just look for the golden arches,” the ads invited. But for kids in Harlem — where the first McDonald’s did not arrive until…

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The Case for the CASE Act

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Cross-posted from thehill.com [by Judy Perry Martinez] Congress has an opportunity to join together and pass legislation that will provide authors, artists and other creators with a meaningful way to protect their work. Both houses of Congress will soon be voting on the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2019 (the “CASE Act”), which creates an alternative forum to pursue low value claims of copyright infringement. Under the current system, authors whose work has…

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Protecting Art from Infringement

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[by Fantastic Negrito] Look around the world. We need artists more than ever. By our very nature, we create work for public benefit. We challenge conventional wisdom, we call BS when we see it, we introduce new ways of thinking and we help heal. We exist to contribute. But the reality of the music business — and the reality for most creators and small businesses — is that we are living on the edge, fighting…

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CASE Act-ion: October Campaign to Add Co-Sponsors

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ASMP would like to thank all who participated in the 50 States in 20 Days campaign! The 50-state campaign was very successful as the CASE Act now has 130 co-sponsors in the House and 16 co-sponsors in the Senate thanks to all of your advocacy efforts. ASMP advocates have sent more than 15,000 emails/tweets to Congressional inboxes and social forums in support of the CASE Act. For latest updates about the CASE Act, go to…

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PRESS RELEASE: ASMP Applauds House Judiciary Committee for Passing the CASE Act (HR 2426)

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ASMP applauds the House Judiciary Committee (HJC) for passing by voice vote H.R. 2426, the Copyright Alternative in Small-claims Enforcement Act (CASE Act), a bill that would create a small claims tribunal in the United States Copyright Office to hear copyright infringement cases. If enacted into law, for the first time photographers, graphic artists, illustrators, authors, songwriters and other individual creators and small businesses would have an affordable and accessible venue to protect their creative…

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House Judiciary Committee Passes the CASE Act Today!

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Great news, CASE Act Supporters! The House Judiciary Committee (HJC) passed the CASE Act (H.R. 2426) out of committee by voice vote today. Watch the video of the House Judiciary Committee markup meeting. Fast forward video to 3:44:43 on the clip to begin the video frame related to the CASE Act. For more information about current CASE Act advocacy campaigns, along with articles and announcement, go to CASE Act Central.

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Submit Your Stories of Infringement Today!

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Submit your story of infringement today. Deadline is Monday, September 9 at 9:00amET. The House Judiciary Committee (HJC) will be gearing up to take action on the CASE Act next week, and Representative Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), an original sponsor of the CASE Act, has requested statements from creators about infringement of their work and loss of income as a result of that infringement to present the expansive impact of infringement on creators to members of…

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