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Copyrights Entertainment and Sports Law Litigation

CASE Act Explained

The Copyright Alternative in Small Claims Enforcement Act is a proposed congressional amendment to the current copyright statute that would create an alternative dispute resolution program for copyright small claims and other legal proceedings.

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To many artists, the prospect of enforcing one’s creative rights through the mechanism of copyright protection presents a number of challenges. While some of the enforcement issues plaguing copyright owners are a simple byproduct of progress — such as the need to police the web for online infringement or the proliferation of more-efficient technologies used in committing infringement — there are other obstacles that are inherent in our system of copyright law. Many of these built-in barriers to copyright enforcement have a disproportionate impact on the rights of individual artists and smaller, non-commercial arts organizations that often lack the financial means to seek a solution.

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