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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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CASE Act-ion: October Campaign to Add Co-Sponsors

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ASMP would like to thank all who participated in the 50 States in 20 Days campaign! The 50-state campaign was very successful as the CASE Act now has 130 co-sponsors in the House and 16 co-sponsors in the Senate thanks to all of your advocacy efforts. ASMP advocates have sent more than 15,000 emails/tweets to Congressional inboxes and social forums in support of the CASE Act. For latest updates about the CASE Act, go to…

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PRESS RELEASE: ASMP Applauds House Judiciary Committee for Passing the CASE Act (HR 2426)

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ASMP applauds the House Judiciary Committee (HJC) for passing by voice vote H.R. 2426, 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 creative…

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House Judiciary Committee Passes the CASE Act Today!

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Great news, CASE Act Supporters! The House Judiciary Committee (HJC) passed the CASE Act (H.R. 2426) out of committee by voice vote today. Watch the video of the House Judiciary Committee markup meeting. Fast forward video to 3:44:43 on the clip to begin the video frame related to the CASE Act. For more information about current CASE Act advocacy campaigns, along with articles and announcement, go to CASE Act Central.

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Submit Your Stories of Infringement Today!

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Submit your story of infringement today. Deadline is Monday, September 9 at 9:00amET. The House Judiciary Committee (HJC) will be gearing up to take action on the CASE Act next week, and Representative Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), an original sponsor of the CASE Act, has requested statements from creators about infringement of their work and loss of income as a result of that infringement to present the expansive impact of infringement on creators to members of…

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ASMP/Creator Groups Attend In-District Meeting with Senator Feinstein’s Deputy Director to Discuss CASE Act

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Former ASMP National Board Chair, Jenna Close, and current ASMP National Board member, Amy Tierney, and members of other creator groups representing authors, songwriters, and photographers (listed above), attended an in-district meeting with Senator Dianne Feinstein’s State Deputy Director, Peter Muller, in Los Angeles on Wednesday to discuss the CASE Act. Participants provided Deputy Director Muller with additional materials about the CASE Act, and presented personal stories of infringement to frame the importance of Congress…

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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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