After more than a decade of negotiations, the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement (CASE) Act was finally signed into law last night by President Donald Trump. This victory for creators and artists marks the end of a 14-year push to create a small claims process that makes it easier for photographers, designers, songwriters, and other creatives to protect their work against copyright infringement. The Act was part of a massive omnibus bill that includes more than $900 billion in coronavirus relief and stimulus spending, in addition to another $1.4 trillion to run the government through next September.
Professional Photographers of America has been working with Congress for over ten years to pass this important piece of legislation. During that time, PPA members wrote thousands of letters and made phone calls to their representatives asking for support. “It is exciting to see what our organization and its members can do when we sets our mind to something,” said Gregory Daniel, PPA President.
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