In this video Rick Carnes, president of the songwriters guild, gives testimony on the need for a small claims court for copyright infringement, something which the recent CASE act would help establish.
Guest post by Christ Castle of Music Technology Policy
Strangely overlooked in the hoorah about the mechanical licensing collective is the CASE Act that would finally establish a small claims court for copyright infringement. If Big Tech is going to give themselves another safe harbor in MMA for the mechanical licenses they failed miserably to obtain, the least that the Congress can do is pass the CASE Act to establish some remedy for copyright infringement that is available to all copyright owners.
Rick Carnes gives an excellent explanation in his testimony.
.@RickCarnes of @SGAwrites explains why the creation of a #SmallClaims court is so important for #creators & #smallbusinesses. Urge your representative to vote in favor of #HR3945, the CASE Act. https://t.co/sDbtDHF4R1 #Unite4Copyright pic.twitter.com/OlMviGzawO
— Copyright Alliance (@Unite4Copyright) May 16, 2018