Can You Afford to Sue for Copyright Theft?

Writers, artists, designers, photographers and many small businesses are effectively unable to sue for copyright infringement because of the very high costs of litigation in federal court. To remedy this, bills have been proposed from time to time to give special treatment to small copyright claims so that creativity is protected for everyone and not just big corporations.

The Copyright Office will be holding public hearings in November 2012 with respect to small copyright claims. Additional information is available at www.copyright.gov/docs/smallclaims/.

If you or an organization to which you belong want to testify with respect to these potential reforms, the deadline for requests to participate in the public hearings is Thursday, October 25, 2012.

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