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Uncle Pete

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« on: October 15, 2019, 09:38 »
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Good reading

https://blog.ericgoldman.org/archives/2019/10/copyright-troll-lawyer-gets-sanctioned-again-sands-v-bauer-media.htm

"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 youre as troubled as I am. "

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


Uncle Pete

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« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2019, 12:26 »
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Additional for people who don't read every forum or follow every new post on the subject.

https://www.ppa.com/SmallClaims?fbclid=IwAR1BLQDr6JcGMHalwsrXB_6ZNaCoY12jfH8o416P8Nw6z8WNiW2A1t9855U

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

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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2019, 08:05 »
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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 dont 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

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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2019, 08:08 »
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H.R.2426 - Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2019

Passed the House Oct 22nd, goes to the Senate

https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/2426



 

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