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Small Claims Report

The Small Claims Report has been created to chronicle ASMP’s efforts to lobby Congress to adopt an alternative, straight-forward, cost-effective system in which our members and others can seek relief for the type of copyright infringements that have become all too common today—especially in the online environment.

ASMP will be posting articles and related documents, highlighting actions of the U.S. Copyright Office and those being taken on Capitol Hill to progress the establishment of a Small Claims Tribunal, which has been the focus of ASMP and other visual arts organizations.

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To view full chronology of all Copyright Reform Action and Advocacy Alerts, click here.

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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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URGENT CALL TO ACTION: House to Vote on CASE Act Tomorrow!

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The House will vote on the CASE Act today, so we need you to take action now!   To make it easy for you to take action today, we have provided the following options. Thank you in advance for your continued support of ASMP advocacy efforts. Your actions are definitely making an impact on Capitol Hill! CASE ACT-ION #1: CONTACT YOUR REP Contact your rep by clicking on the button below. If your Rep is...
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