We are thrilled to report that the CASE Act (H.R. 2426) was passed by the House of Representative this evening, October 22, 2019, by a vote of 410-6. It’s a great day for creators!
“Today’s vote by the House further attests to the tremendous support that’s been demonstrated for the CASE Act, legislation that will provide U.S. creators with a viable means for defending their copyrighted works through the creation of a small claims tribunal within the U.S. Copyright Office”, says Keith Kupferschmid, CEO of the Copyright Alliance.
He continues “Today’s vote by the House demonstrates not only the support for the bill but also the fact that members of Congress could not be bamboozled into believing the numerous falsehoods about the CASE Act that were proffered by those who philosophically oppose any copyright legislation that will help the creative community and who will use any means to achieve their illicit goals.”
DMLA has been working on this bill along with the Copyright Alliance and a group of other visual associations over the last ten years and it is great to see all the hard work pay off. A special thanks to Nancy Wolff, DMLA Counsel and Cathy Aron, DMLA Executive Director for their roles in this important legislation.
We still have work to do to make sure this gets passed in the Senate, so please keep the pressure on with your U.S. Senators.
A copy of the bill can be found here.