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The Truth About the CASE Act

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[by Keith Kupferschmid and Terrica Carrington of the Copyright Alliance] Editor’s note: Opponents to the CASE Act continue to promote untruths about the CASE Act in the press and on social media platforms in an effort to undermine support for the bill. The Copyright Alliance, and its member organizations which includes ASMP, have chosen to address those untruths with facts about the CASE Act. See the facts below.   Fact: Participation in the small claims…

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Zoë Keating’s An Argument for the CASE Act

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Cross-posted from medium.com [by Zoë Keating] I got an email from the Electronic Frontier Foundation, whose work I admire and mostly support. In the email the EFF asked its supporters to call their representatives and tell them not to support the CASE act. Roughly, the CASE act would lay out a new way for copyright holders to seek payment when their work is infringed by establishing a small-claims-court-like board inside the US Copyright office. Damages…

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The People the CASE Act Critics Don’t Want to Mention

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  Cross-posted from The Illusion of More [by David Newhoff] “We are all authors now.”  This has long been a talking point of anti-copyright organizations.  I have credited it to Gigi Sohn, co-founder and former director of Public Knowledge because she kept tweeting it during House Judiciary Committee hearings on building copyright consensus in May 2013; but I don’t really know who said it first.  I only know that it’s a popular theme that may…

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Fearmongering 101: An Examination of Fight for the Future’s Hackneyed and Dishonest Opposition to the CASE Act

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  Cross-posted from copyrightalliance.org [by Keith Kupferschmid] Back in 2015, the Illusions of More blog famously summarized the playbook for those opposing copyright in a blog titled A Guide to Critiquing Copyright in the Digital Age. Over the years, copyright opponents have continued to stick to the playbook, and as we entered the age where fake news is the new normal, they have begun to up the ante with even more preposterous headlines and fraudulent…

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

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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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