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ASMP Seeking Information about Copyright Infringement by States/State Entities

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As part of our mission to protect photographer’s rights, ASMP is authoring a brief about copyright infringement by states or state run institutions. This is especially important if the state has argued that they have “sovereign immunity” from the infringement. This brief is for a case that will be heard in front of the US Supreme Court this fall. If you have any examples of these infringement situations, please send a message to Tom Maddrey,…

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Recent Press on CASE Act – Week of July 15th

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Senate Judiciary Committee Passes CASE Act Legislation Streamlining Copyright Disputes (Billboard) Copyright Small Claims Court Bill Heads to Senate (Law360; subscribers-only) Small Claims Copyright Court CASE Act Bill Passed by U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee (DP Review) Blackburn Backs Small Claims Copyright Court, Expresses Optimism in More Reform (Tennessean) Small Claims Copyright Court? Senate Judiciary Committee Approves the 2019 CASE Act (Digital Music News) Report: The CASE Act Passed Unanimously by Senate Judiciary Committee (Grammy Advocacy) How to Avoid Copyright Infringement (Illusion…

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Press Release: ASMP Applauds Senate Judiciary Committee for Passing the CASE Act (S. 1273)

By Advocacy, Copyright Reform, Small Claims ReportNo Comments

ASMP applauds the Senate Judiciary Committee (SJC) for passing by voice vote today S. 1273, 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…

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Highlights from First Day of CASE Act Fly-In Activity on Capitol Hill

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ASMP Executive Director, Tom Kennedy and ASMP counsel, Mike Klipper, along with more than forty visual creators and advocates, including ASMP members, attended various meetings with members of Congress today to brief members and members’ staffs about the CASE Act, and to urge their support of the CASE Act bill.     In the afternoon, creators and advocates attended the Senate CASE Act briefing, where Senate staff was invited to learn more about the CASE…

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Join ASMP on Capitol Hill in Support of CASE Act – July 17th & 18th

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Make Your Voice Heard on Capitol Hill. Join ASMP and other creators for July Advocacy ‘Fly-In’ scheduled this week – July 17th & 18th. 7.15.19 Editor’s Note: See schedule updates below. ASMP and its community of visual creator groups have pivoted CASE Act advocacy efforts towards the Senate this month and scheduled a rash of in-person and online advocacy activities, as the Senate Judiciary Committee (SJC) moves the CASE Act forward with a mark-up hearing…

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