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Small Business Needs Your Support!

Professional Photographers of America

Send a quick email to Congress urging them to co-sponsor the CASE Act of 2019. Send an email 2 to 3 times a week to make sure your voice is heard!

The Copyright Small Claims process would be voluntary, as the U.S. Constitution provides the right to a jury trial. Claimants would have the option to seek claims of under $30,000 through this alternative forum but would retain the right to seek infringement claims in federal court. Respondents will have the option to opt-out of small claims, in which case the claimant could file in federal court, but the respondent would be risking a higher liability potential by taking this step.

This small claims process would provide the largest class of copyright holders in the United States - those who own or operate within small businesses - a reasonable means for enforcing their rights for the first time in history. This process would be accessible at a relatively low cost and would allow creators to pursue claims without attorney representation.

The more co-sponsors who sign on to this bill, the better its chances are for success. Please send an email to ask your representative to support your business by signing on to the CASE Act as a co-sponsor.

Small Business Needs Your Support!

Professional Photographers of America

Send a quick email to Congress urging them to co-sponsor the CASE Act of 2019. Send an email 2 to 3 times a week to make sure your voice is heard!

The Copyright Small Claims process would be voluntary, as the U.S. Constitution provides the right to a jury trial. Claimants would have the option to seek claims of under $30,000 through this alternative forum but would retain the right to seek infringement claims in federal court. Respondents will have the option to opt-out of small claims, in which case the claimant could file in federal court, but the respondent would be risking a higher liability potential by taking this step.

This small claims process would provide the largest class of copyright holders in the United States - those who own or operate within small businesses - a reasonable means for enforcing their rights for the first time in history. This process would be accessible at a relatively low cost and would allow creators to pursue claims without attorney representation.

The more co-sponsors who sign on to this bill, the better its chances are for success. Please send an email to ask your representative to support your business by signing on to the CASE Act as a co-sponsor.