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we_need_your_help.pngWe are very excited to report that members of the House Judiciary Committee are currently working to create legislation which would achieve PPA's top advocacy goal: the creation of a copyright small claims process. 

As a PPA member, help us to advocate for this new legislation on a grassroots level when a bill is introduced. This will take place in the next few weeks! Please join us for an introductory webinar to learn more about how YOU can be involved and help advance copyright for photographers. As PPA mobilizes its efforts on top legislative priorities, YOU CAN HELP! There are 3 sessions to choose from (all the same, just different times):

Prior to the webinar, we encourage you to read more about the issue here. As a professional photographer, you have copyright protection but not an effective means of enforcing your rights. This is because the current system practically excludes the vast majority of creators by not offering an adequate enforcement option for small-business copyright holders. PPA has been advocating for the creation of a copyright small claims process for the past ten years! This issue is vital to every professional photographer throughout America--do not miss out on this opportunity to be part of these positive changes!

Mark your calendar and sign up for one of these 3 webinars: Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday. See you then!

PPA is supporting the introduction of H.R. 1509 - The Home Office Deduction Simplification Act of 2009 by signing a letter sent by a coalition organized by the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE).  The letter announces the introduction of this vital piece of legislation by Representatives John McHugh (D-NY-23) and Kurt Schrader (D-OR), and seeks the co-sponsorship and support for the bill.

The bill mirrors H.R. 6214 - The Home Office Deduction Simplification Act of 2008, also introduced by Rep. McHugh during the 110th Congress. PPA supported this legislative initiative in 2008 and is hopeful that the bill will garner enough support to clear the U.S. House of Representatives this Congress. This bill, like H.R. 1470 - Equity for Our Nation's Self Employed Act, currently finds itself in the hands of the House Ways and Means committee.



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