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October 11, 2018

The CASE Act Will Not Increase the Alleged Copyright Troll Problem, And Here’s Why

As you know, the CASE Act (H.R. 3945) is a bill that was introduced last year by Rep. Jeffries and was the subject of a recent hearing by the House Judiciary Committee. It is intended to help creators like photographers and visual artists who are often affected by copyright infringement but have no affordable ways to fight it, due to the high cost of federal court.

While many in the creative community agree that is a great thing, there is a small community of the usual copyright naysayers, including the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and Public Knowledge (PK), that don’t support the bill because they believe there is a copyright "troll" problem that the CASE Act might exacerbate (and because they generally oppose anything that would benefit copyright owners).

Learn why the CASE act is actually the solution to the alleged copyright troll problem, not the cause, in this article from the Copyright Alliance.