22
October
2019
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01:28 AM
America/New_York

AAP Statement on House Passage of the CASE Act

We applaud the House for passing the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement (CASE) Act in a landslide vote of 410 to 6, and thank the massive, bipartisan group of supporters that helped move the bill forward. A special thanks goes out to Representatives Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Doug Collins (R-GA) for leading the charge.

AAP President and CEO Maria Pallante commented, “We are thrilled by the House’s resounding vote in favor of the CASE Act today. This bill represents more than a decade of underlying work by bipartisan Members of Congress, the Copyright Office, and a broad array of stakeholders, all deeply committed to modernizing copyright law and ensuring that the small claims process protects all participants. The bill continues to have tremendous momentum, and we hope that it will be swiftly passed by the Senate and signed into law by the President.”

Going into the Senate the CASE Act enjoys an impressive range of support from major organizations on all sides of the political spectrum, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the AFL-CIO, the American Conservative Union, the American Bar Association, among many others. The bill also has the support of a broad range of organizations that represent creative industries, individual creators, and small businesses in the arts.