Later than anticipated, The CASE Act has been reintroduced in the house and for the first time introduced in the senate.
Much editing has gone on behind closed doors – but identical bills introduced in both chambers. What remains, is the controversial “opt-out” provision – that allows defendants to simply “opt-out” of the small claims process – leaving artists, again, with no other option but to file suit in federal court.
The typical copyright infringement case is a David and Goliath story, so it is hard to see how The CASE Act would help in these circumstances.
I maintain my support for the bill as it moves through committees – but continue to speak to members of congress, the senate, and their staff about my reservations.