CASE Act Proposes Small Claims Court for Copyright Infringement

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A Representative from New York and another from Pennsylvania are proposing the “Copyright Alternative in Small Claims Enforcement Act (CASE)” that would allow artists, musicians, and other creatives an alternative to filing an infringement claim. The proposal calls for the establishment of a Copyright Claims Board that would oversee infringement … Continue reading

The Basics of Copyrights: Exceptions to the Rules

As we have discussed earlier, “original” and “creative” works of various types are afforded copyright protection under the Federal Copyright Act of 1976. These works can include but are not limited to the following: Literature Poetry Music Choreography Photography Motion Pictures Graphic Arts/Sculpture Dramatic Works Architectural Works These copyright protections … Continue reading