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US Senate Judiciary Committee approves small-claims copyright bill (CASE Act) and reports its to legislature without amendment

This (newly minted) GuestKat has been keeping an eye on a possible amendment to the US Copyright Act proposed by the Copyright Office in a 2013 report. Recently, this small-claims amendment proposal received a big boost from the Senate Judiciary Committee; on July 18, Senate Judiciary reported the bill without amendment to both the Senate and House of Representatives for full consideration. Although the bill must still receive a majority of votes in both chambers, last week’s measure provides hope to “hundreds of thousands of U.S. photographers, illustrators, graphic artists, songwriters, and authors, as well as a new generation of creators including bloggers and YouTubers.”

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