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Update on the CASE Act

On March 26th, the USCO (United States Copyright Office) released an NOI (Notification of inquiry) regarding the implementation of the Copyright Claims Board (CCB) as part of the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement (CASE) Act. This NOI was the first…

Copyright Update – Court Rules Logo Is Not CMI

A recent ruling by a Federal California court raises questions about what constitutes copyright management information on a published image.

Copyright Law: Understanding Your Rights as a Photographer

In the age of social media, a clear understanding of your rights as a photographer is crucial to receiving the credit you deserve. Discover all the information you need, and explore PPA's resources and tools. 

Social Media Platform DMCA Takedown Links

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is an important facet of U.S. Copyright law which includes a provision called a DMCA Takedown...

CASE Act Update

December 27th marks the day that America’s creators achieved a long-sought goal: the creation of a new small claims process. So what now?

CASE Act Signed into Law as Part of Massive Omnibus Bill

This victory for creators marks the end of a 14-year push to create a new small claims process to address copyright infringement. 

CASE Act Update – Senator Tammy Duckworth Becomes Cosponsor

Professional Photographers of America's (PPA), Government Affairs Team is happy to announce that Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) has become a cosponsor of S. 1273, the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2019 (CASE Act)...

Shira Perlmutter Chosen as 14th U.S. Register of Copyrights

After an extensive 9-month search initiated by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Shira Perlmutter has been selected by Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden to become the 14th U.S. Register of Copyrights...

The Future of the CASE Act

Intellectual property represents $6.6 trillion—over one third—of the total GDP of the United States. This number accounts for not just the work of photographers but also graphic artists, authors, illustrators, songwriters, and countless other professions. That’s why it’s crucial that…

Published vs. Unpublished

One of the hurdles that photographers face when registering their copyright is determining whether the work is published or unpublished. This may sound like a straight-forward question,  but when you look at the last time the definition of ‘published’ was…
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