Because most common infringements are valued at a few thousand dollars or less, seeking remedies in Federal Court is not a viable option. Consequently, many creators have copyright protection on paper, but no viable option for enforcing those rights.
A small claims option would correct this decades-long inequity in the law and would extend protection under the law to hundreds of thousands of small-business creators. Visual artists are entitled to an effective means of enforcing their intellectual property rights. The time has come to correct this injustice.
A small claims process for copyright enforcement would be the single most important copyright improvement for photographers.David Trust, PPA CEO