July 29, 2019
There are quite a few lies being tossed around and gaining some traction online, thanks to well-funded corporate interests. This opposition does not support copyright protection for small businesses and creators like photographers.
Ok, so let’s take on the first lie. Here it is:
Fight for the Future is lying because it has no legitimate argument against the CASE Act. They know they’re lying…. we know they’re lying…. and now YOU know they’re lying.
The truth is, the CASE Act creates an OPTIONAL system that benefits both creators and users of creative works. Yep, you heard that right. The CASE Act would create a small claims system that is completely voluntary. Don’t want to participate? Then opt-out. Case closed.
Fight for the Future tries to scare people by conjuring up the word “troll,” hoping you’ll quiver with fear. The concept is that a copyright troll would lie in wait for the precise moment of infringement and then spring out and yell “GOTCHYA!” (Scary growl optional) There are so many things wrong with this concept – the simplest being that the system is voluntary. Don’t want to participate? Then don’t, you have that option. No infringer can ever be caught in the snare of small claims. Never ever. Period.
Hundreds of thousands of small businesses that fuel our economy and our dreams depend on the CASE Act. It’s time we put an end to scare tactics and lies.
Read the whole bill below and don't be fooled by misinformation campaigns!
Read more about the lies being spread and how you can combat them. Know the truth! Support S1273! Send your emails now at PPA.com/SmallClaims