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  • Quick Take: Your Primer on the CASE Act & Protecting Small Business

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    July 25, 2019

    This week, illustrators, photographers, writers, entrepreneurs, and other small business owners in the creative industry will visit with lawmakers and administration officials in Washington, D.C. in support of a bipartisan solution for Main Street businesses to defend their intellectual property. 

    While the American system of copyright law was designed to protect the livelihood of these entrepreneurs, defending copyrights has become too expensive and burdensome for many small business owners to pursue when there is a threat to their intellectual property. If small businesses can’t afford to protect their brain trust, they risk revenue loss and even going out of business.

    In order to solve this challenge, Congress is considering the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act, or the CASE Act, which would create a small claims court that allows small businesses to defend their copyrights. 

    Why does it matter:

    The CASE Act creates a modernized solution for a persistent problem faced by so many small businesses. It enables a layer of protection for the entrepreneurial spirit of small businesses and would encourage American business owners to continue to create, innovate, and design without fear of having their intellectual property stolen without recourse.   Read More