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AAP Supports Copyright Small Claims Legislation

AAP Supports Copyright Small Claims Legislation

Washington, DC; May 1, 2019 – The Association of American Publishers applauds Representatives Jeffries and Collins and Senators Tillis, Durbin, Kennedy, and Hirono for introducing the bipartisan Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act, along with original co-sponsors Representatives Nadler, Johnson, Roby, Chu, Cline, Lieu, and Fitzpatrick.

AAP has long advocated for a modern and effective copyright system that works for all stakeholders in the creative economy, providing meaningful rights and real-world remedies for creators large and small. By creating a balanced, voluntary framework for resolving small claims copyright disputes, the CASE Act takes an important step in this regard, acknowledging and protecting the investments and creative contributions of countless copyright owners who cannot afford access to federal court. We hope that the House and Senate Judiciary Committees will swiftly take up this important legislation.

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