H. R. 2426, copyright protection for small businesses

Full Title: Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2019.

Summary: To amend title 17, United States Code, to establish an alternative dispute resolution program for copyright small claims, and for other purposes.
 Cosponsors (Bipartisan)

ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION:  Representative Craig cosponsored the bill on 9/25/19.

STATUS: Introduced 5/01/19 by Rep. Jeffries, Hakeem S. [D-NY-8].

  • 10/22/19: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 410 – 6 (Roll no. 578).

INFORMATION RELATED TO THE BILL:

  • “The establishment of the Copyright Claims Board is critical for the creative middle class who deserve to benefit from the fruits of their labor,” said Jeffries. “Copyright enforcement is essential to ensure that these artists, writers, musicians and other creators are able to commercialize their creative work in order to earn a livelihood. The CASE Act will enable creators to enforce copyright protected content in a fair, timely and affordable manner. This legislation is a strong step in the right direction.” (Source: Rep. Jeffries, Press Release, 5/01/19)

ADDITIONAL DETAIL:

  • Link to the text of the bill.
  • Link to bill information (support and opposition) on Countable.

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