Bill introduced in U.S. Congress to create copyright small claims court

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  1. Dan Robinson

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    H.R. 3945 has been introduced in Congress to create a small claims court for copyright infringement cases. If you have dealt with copyright issues, you know that contingency attorneys will not pursue small-time cases as there is little profit involved for them. Since these small cases make up the majority of infringements, it leaves most creators out of realistic options (a Federal case costs, on average, more than $200,000 to complete).

    The Bill:
    https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/3945/all-actions?r=11&overview=closed

    There is a form where you can send your congressman/representative a message to support this bill:

    http://cqrcengage.com/ppaworld/app/write-a-letter?2&engagementId=220193#.Wdv3THyeUQo.twitter

    Some news articles:
    http://copyrightalliance.org/ca_post/small-claims-on-the-horizon/

    https://nppa.org/news/house-bill-introduced-copyright-small-claims

    https://petapixel.com/2017/10/05/house-bill-introduced-copyright-small-claims/

     
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