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

By May 3, 2019 May 9th, 2019 Advocacy, Copyright Reform, Small Claims Report

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 business owners and creators, and provide a less burdensome and costly option for defending their intellectual property rights.”

The CASE Act, HR 2426, legislation was introduced in the House by Reps. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Doug Collins (R-GA) and is co-sponsored by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), as well as Reps. Hank Johnson (D-GA), Martha Roby (R-AL), Judy Chu (D-CA), Ted Lieu (D-CA), Ben Cline (R-VA) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA).

An identical version of the bill, S. 1273, was also introduced today in the Senate by Senators John Kennedy (R-LA), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Mazie Hirono (D-HI).

 

 

 

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