Rep. Chu Statement on Introduction of Legislation to Protect Creators from Copyright Infringement

Published : Tuesday, May 7, 2019 | 11:40 AM

This May, Representatives Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) and Doug Collins (GA-09) introduced the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement (CASE) Act. This bipartisan legislation establishes the Copyright Claims Board at the Copyright Office to make it easier and less expensive for independent creators, such as photographers, songwriters and graphic artists, to better defend their intellectual property from theft. Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27), chair of the Creative Rights Caucus, is an original cosponsor of the CASE Act and issued the following statement:

“Creators in our country depend on copyright protection to make a living. But, the high costs of pursuing a federal case leaves too many creators without legal recourse when their works are used without permission. The CASE Act would address this hardship by creating a tribunal to adjudicate these claims within the Copyright Office. This is a common sense solution that will provide a true legal avenue of protection. I’m proud to cosponsor this bill to ensure that smaller and individual creators can continue contributing to the works that are a part of the fabric of our society.”






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