Coming Soon: A Small Claims Court For Copyright Infringement
Coming Soon: A Small Claims Court for Copyright Infringement
If the CASE Act is passed, will musicians finally be able to fight back against piracy and theft?
On October 4th, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Tom Marino (R-PA) introduced the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement (CASE) Act. The bipartisan solution would help “artists, photographers, filmmakers, musicians, songwriters, authors, and other creators” enforce their rights against unauthorized reproductions.
According to Jeffries and Marino, piracy and theft affect the majority of copyright owners. Yet, filing paperwork to file an infringement claim usually costs hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not millions.
If passed, the US Government would create a Copyright Claims …