Copyright Small Claims Court Bill Advances In House

Law360 (September 11, 2019, 2:01 PM EDT) -- A proposal to establish a small claims courts to hear copyright disputes is a step closer to becoming law after clearing the House Judiciary committee, sending the legislation for a full House vote.

The legislation approved Tuesday, the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement, or Case, Act, would offer a cheaper route for small copyright owners to sue for infringement ⁠— a change proponents say is necessary to combat widespread infringement on the internet.

With a Senate companion bill already approved by committee and awaiting a full vote, co-sponsor Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., urged both the House and Senate to support and...

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