Over the past two years, we have contacted you numerous times about the “Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2019” (the CASE Act) — a bill that would create a “small claims court” within the U.S. Copyright Office to handle copyright infringement claims from individual creators and small businesses that cannot afford to defend themselves in federal court. Every time we have reached out, you have heeded our call and contacted your members of Congress to urge their support for the CASE Act. We are asking you to do this one more time.
There are just a few weeks left in this Congress to pass the CASE Act. The bill passed the House by an overwhelming majority. However, it still needs to pass through the Senate (and then be signed by the President) before it can be enacted into law. If it doesn’t pass the Senate during the coming weeks, we have to start all over in the next Congress.
So we urgently need your help. Specifically, we need you to contact your Senators immediately to urge their support for the CASE Act (bill number S. 1273). We made it easy to find and contact your Senators here. If you and others reach out to your Senators in the next week or two, we will have a great chance of getting this bill enacted into law. So please contactyour Senators today and urge them to support the creation of a small claims court by co-sponsoring the CASE Act, bill number S. 1273. For those who may be new to the CASE Act or need a refresher on the bill, you can learn more here.