Re:Create Statement On Senate Judiciary Committee Approval Of The CASE Act

Re:Create Statement On Senate Judiciary Committee Approval Of The CASE Act  

WASHINGTON—Following the Senate Judiciary Committee’s approval of S.1273, the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement (CASE) Act of 2019, the Re:Create Coalition issued the following statement:

“Today, the Judiciary Committee passed legislation that tramples on the due process rights of Americans and the constitutional role of our courts. Make no mistake – the CASE Act does not create a proper small claims proceeding.  Rather, it creates an action between private parties at the Library of Congress in flagrant disregard of the role of our judicial system,” said Re:Create Executive Director Joshua Lamel. “It is not small claims when it could bankrupt over half of American families for sharing a photograph online if they were subject to the CASE Act. It is not constitutional when the tribunal could get the law wrong and a defendant will have no recourse to appeal to the courts. This legislation needs serious fixing if its proponents actually want to have access to a small claims proceeding, because in its current form, it is not even close to withstanding constitutional scrutiny.’ ”

Click here for more on what Re:Create members and others are saying in opposition to the CASE Act.

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