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Something in the news about legal and lawyers


Uncle Pete:
Good reading


"While the defendant in this case might have opted-out of the proposed new copyright small claims court in the CASE Act, this lawsuit is a nice reminder of how photographers and their lawyers are going to FEAST on any new small claims option. Among other things, the CASE Act proposes a brand-new statutory damages of up to $7,500 for works that were NOT registered on a timely basis. The availability of those statutory damages, plus the high risk of problems with service of process, will make the proposed small claims option into a troll Mecca. Please please please read the CASE Act and speak out if you’re as troubled as I am. "

Troll Mecca, so that's holding up protecting our rights and work?

Uncle Pete:
Additional for people who don't read every forum or follow every new post on the subject.


The vote is today, Oct 22nd

HR 2426 which I haven't read in detail yet.  https://copyrightalliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/CASE-Act_116th_HR2426.pdf

Uncle Pete:
On Tuesday, Allen was at the U.S. Supreme Court as his lawyers argued that Allen and Nautilus Productions should be able to sue the state of North Carolina for copyright infringement.

“If I win, this is going to make a big difference for an awful lot of people, like other artists, other composers, writers, software developers. We don’t have a way to handle copyright infringement by states right now. If I do well, then we will all have a way to address that in the courts.”

Read more here: https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/article237019034.html#storylink=cpy

H.R.3045 - Copyright Remedy Clarification Act  https://www.congress.gov/bill/101st-congress/house-bill/3045

Uncle Pete:
H.R.2426 - Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2019

Passed the House Oct 22nd, goes to the Senate



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