House bill introduced for copyright small claims ...

MICHAEL ZHANG, PETAPIXEL:

Photographers in the United States are now one step closer toward seeing a copyright small claims system for pursuing infringements on a smaller scale. A new bipartisan House bill has introduced the CASE Act, which stands for the “Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2017.”

Photographer associations have long pushed for the creation of a copyright small claims system in the US. The argument is that the current system is more geared toward low-volume, high-value content creators (e.g. filmmakers, music artists, authors) rather than high-volume, lower-value creators (e.g. photographers).

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