Help NPPA help you! Call your senators now to voice your support for the CASE Act
As you hopefully know by now, the National Press Photographers Association has been working hard to get Congress to pass the CASE Act, legislation that would create a copyright small claims tribunal within the U.S. Copyright Office. The CASE Act is expected to be considered in the Senate Judiciary Committee next week.
Of course, anything that is good for photographers has opposition from those who think it should remain easy to steal your copyrighted work. Internet trade organizations, and groups that are funded by them, have launched staunch opposition to the CASE Act. Tech and internet companies- who have built trillion-dollar businesses on the backs of the free sharing of copyrighted works, do NOT want it to be easier for you to be able to enforce your copyright. They are suddenly claiming that they care about "consumers" who might be held accountable for their infringing activities.
We need you to help FIGHT BACK. If you believe the CASE Act is important, write your lawmakers NOW. Those Internet forces of darkness are demonizing anyone who wishes to enforce their copyrights as trolls and we are sure that their minions will be voicing their opposition to the CASE Act by the thousands.
Those of you in South Carolina, Utah, Texas, Montana, California, Vermont, Minnesota, Delaware, Hawaii, New Jersey and Connecticut have senators that are particularly influential in this fight.
If you have already written your lawmakers, it is absolutely helpful to write them again!
The best part is that it just takes a few minutes. Just follow this link https://copyrightalliance.org/get-involved/add-your-voice/; click on "Support the CASE Act" then scroll to the bottom of the page to input your name, address and zip code.
See the list of counsels for the Senate Judiciary Committee. To call the offices, it might be easiest to go through the Capitol switchboard if you don't want to look up the numbers on their websites.
Capitol Switchboard operator is 202-224-3121.
Thank you for your support of NPPA.