Have you sent your email via PPA.com/SmallClaims today? It only takes 10 seconds!
You've probably heard about PPA's campaign and trips to Capitol Hill to advocate for the reform of the current U.S. Copyright Law. The CASE Act is moving forward in both the House and the Senate for the first time ever and your voice is crucial in helping Congress understand the need for a small claims system that can positively impact photographers.
Known for years by activists and supporters as the "small claims bill", the CASE Act (Copyright Alternative to Small Claims Enforcement Act) is would make it possible for small-business image creators (i.e. professional photographers) to take advantage of the U.S. copyright system for the first time since its inception. This small claims bill would provide creators with a remedy to protect their works, and make sure that they are paid for what they produce. The bill establishes a tribunal operating under the U.S. Copyright Office, who would oversee the new small-claims process for infringement remedies.
PPA will continue to work with Congress and actively engage and mobilize its 30,000+ photographer-members via their Copyright Grassroots Action Team. Tens of thousands of concerned constituents have sent letters, called their senators and representatives, and made their voices heard on Capitol Hill to make The CASE Act a reality. PPA and its members and partners will continue to lend their support to this legislation throughout 2019.
To contact YOUR representatives and senators (it's quick and easy!) head to PPA.com/SmallClaims and send your email now!