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This Week, PPA's Yet Again Promoting Copyright Small Claims on Capitol Hill! - PPA Today

This Week, PPA's Yet Again Promoting Copyright Small Claims on Capitol Hill!

by Lindsey Forson
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Your PPA Government Affairs team is back on Capitol Hill this week working to promote legislation that would create a small claims option to resolve copyright infringement cases. PPA's first meeting is with Linda Shim, the Chief of Staff to Congresswoman Judy Chu. Congresswoman Chu is already advocating for small claims legislation within the Judiciary Committee and we are looking forward to meeting with her Chief of Staff to further strategize how to advance together a small claims bill. We are also eager to meet with another Judiciary Committee office interested in supporting copyright small claims legislation, the Office of Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin.

Throughout the past year, our advocacy efforts have been focused mostly on the House Judiciary Committee due to the committee's current review of copyright law. As the possibility of a small claims bill becomes (much) more likely, we are widening our scope. PPA will work over the next few months to promote support of small claims outside of the House Judiciary Committee and even in the Senate. The goal is for a small claims bill to have the best chance possible to move forward quickly once it's introduced!

This week's meetings will also include face-to-faces with other copyright stakeholders and a meeting with the Copyright Alliance. The Copyright Alliance, which PPA belongs to, has been very supportive thus far of PPA's efforts on the small claims cause. So stay tuned to PPA's blog this week for more updates from Washington, D.C. as we make solid progress towards more and better copyright protection for all professional photographers!

Lindsey Forson is PPA's Manager of Government Affairs. She works alongside our CEO to fight for the rights of professional photographers on Capitol Hill and to keep PPA members informed on the issues that affect your businesses. Lindsey helps PPA advocate for stronger copyright protection, improved drone regulations, and other small-business issues affecting the industry. When not on Capitol Hill or at PPA headquarters, you can typically find Lindsey on a soccer field, at an Atlanta restaurant or market, or cheering on the Auburn Tigers!
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