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Small Claims Report

CASE Act-ion #3: Attend In-District Meetings with Congressional Reps!

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  Join us at an in-district meeting with your Representative! ASMP and other creator groups supporting efforts to enact the CASE Act are in the process of scheduling in-district meetings with key legislators on the House Judiciary Committee during their upcoming Congressional breaks in May, June, and July. We would like to invite members to join us at these in-district meetings as representatives of the photographic community to show their support of the CASE Act…

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Advocacy: U.S. Chamber of Commerce Announces Its Support of the CASE Act

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In a letter to members of Congress, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce stated its support of S. 1273 and H.R. 2426, the “Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement (CASE) Act”, advising members who cosponsor these bills they would receive credit for the Leadership component of their “How They Voted” rating. As the U.S. Chamber of Commerce supports small business owners, it finds that the CASE Act “would streamline the process for small copyright claims for small…

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ASMP Applauds Introduction of CASE Act in House and Senate

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The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) announced its strong support for legislation introduced today in both the House and Senate that would create a small claims tribunal within the United States Copyright Office–ASMP’s top legislative priority.   The bill entitled, the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2019 (the “CASE Act”), HR 2426, was introduced in the House by Reps. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Doug Collins (R-GA) and is co-sponsored by House Judiciary Committee…

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Press Release: Collins, Jeffries Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Middle Class Creators from Copyright Infringement

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WASHINGTON — Today, Reps. Doug Collins (R-Ga.), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, and Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, introduced the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement (CASE) Act. This bipartisan legislation establishes the Copyright Claims Board at the Copyright Office to make it easier and less expensive for independent creators, such as photographers, songwriters and graphic artists, to better defend their intellectual property from theft. “The U.S. economy depends on…

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The CASE Act! Ready…Set…

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05.01.2019 Update: We would like to thank those members who joined us on Capitol Hill today for the introduction of the CASE Act 2019. We would also like to apologize to those who planned on joining us for the FaceBook Live stream. Due to unforeseen scheduling conflict with House members, the press conference was cancelled by the House co-sponsors. However, the visual group members present on the Hill took the opportunity to capture a FaceBook Live…

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Decision in Fourth Estate Spurs Senate Action

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Cross-posted from If you have read my previous blog posts on the recent US Supreme Court Decision in Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corp. v., LLC (see here and here), you know that I have been concerned with how that decision would affect copyright applications and the impact on claimants ability to take legal action. While my immediate response remains negative, a recent letter to the Acting Registrar of Copyrights Karyn Temple, signed by…

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