Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice Member John Patterson is quoted in an IPWatchdog.com article about the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement (CASE) Act, reintroduced as H.R. 2426 in the U.S. House of Representatives on May 1. Previously introduced in 2017, the bill seeks to establish a board for resolving small copyright infringement claims.
Patterson opines in the article that, while the Act is good in theory, the opt-out provision is not and the “bill would be a lot more useful to the everyday content creator without that provision in the law. “
Patterson is the editor of Baker Sterchi’s Art, Entertainment & Fashion Law Blog, which examines developments in the law affecting those in the creative community, including topics related to trademark and copyright infringement issues.
IPWatchdog.com is a leading source for news, information, analysis and commentary about patent, trade secret, copyrights, and trademark issues, having been inducted into the American Bar Association’s Blawg Hall of Fame in 2014.
The May 9, 2019, IPWatchdog.com article “Opt-Out Provision Could Undermine CASE Act’s Small Claims Solution for Copyright” containing the entirety of Patterson’s commentary, can be found online here.
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