ASMP — American Society of Media Photographers

#SmallClaimsDay ~ January 17th

In partnership with members of the Copyright Alliance Small Claims Working Group, and on behalf of our members and the copyright community, we are launching a social media campaign to raise awareness about the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2018 (the CASE ActH.R. 3945) by declaring January 17 as #SmallClaimsDay. In addition to raising awareness, we are asking everyone to contact their representatives on (or before) January 17 to request that they co-sponsor H.R. 3945. Thus far, campaigns conducted by our organization and our partners have garnered 2500+ letters to Congressional reps from creators and friends of the creative community, and we are looking to achieve many more.

The campaign will run from January 8 to January 18, 2018. Please help us spread the word throughout your organization, across your social media channels, to your members, colleagues, and to anyone who may be able to join us in making January 17 a huge success on behalf of creators.

Below you will find sample social media tweets and posts to use, which include calls to action, i.e., sending letters to your Representatives, and requesting that they cosponsor H.R. 3945.

Please be sure to flag (and tag) ASMP with your tweets and posts (or other communications produced) so that we can assist you in amplifying them. 

Hashtags:

#SmallClaimsDay

#UniteForCopyright

 Sample Posts:

Creators and small businesses experience copyright infringement on a daily basis, but we can help them combat this problem. Ask your representative to cosponsor H.R. 3945 on (or before) January 17 – “Small Claims Day” – by calling or writing them. It’s quick and easy to do! Go to http://cqrcengage.com/asmp/home?0

Many creators and small businesses cannot afford to fight copyright infringement, but we can change that. Celebrate Small Claims Day on (or before) January 17 by sending a letter to your representative urging them to cosponsor H.R. 3945. It’s quick and easy to do! Go to http://cqrcengage.com/asmp/home?0

Sample Tweets:

#Creators experience #copyright infringement every day. If you are one of these creators or a friend of the creative community, #UniteForCopyright on January 17 #SmallClaimsDay, and ask your representative to cosponsor #HR3945 http://cqrcengage.com/asmp/home?0

Support the #creative community by asking your representative to cosponsor #HR3945 on/before January 17, #SmallClaimsDay! Write or call them to ask for their support! http://cqrcengage.com/asmp/home?0

Help the creative community! #HR3945 will give all creators the opportunity to exercise #copyright without the financial burden of federal court. Ask your representative to cosponsor #HR3945 on/before January 17,  #SmallClaimsDay! http://cqrcengage.com/asmp/home?0

 

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