Introduction of The CASE Act 2019

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.