A CASE Act Call to Action for IBPA Members
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
(Manhattan Beach, CA - July 21, 2020) -- The IBPA Advocacy Committee has been collaborating with leaders in other creative industries to encourage the passage
of the CASE Act, which would provide a low-cost option to potentially costly infringement lawsuits. You can read the CASE Act here.
The bill easily passed the House with bipartisan support last fall, and there appears to be strong support in the Senate, but the CASE Act has yet to come to the floor for a vote because of a hold by Senator Wyden of Oregon. Read more about the hold here.
IBPA's CASE Act working group colleagues have shared that Senators Kennedy and Durbin are pushing to bring the bill forward for what is called a live unanimous consent vote, which is likely to occur within the next week. This would mean that Senator Wyden
would be forced to articulate his objections to the bill on the Senate floor. Then, Senators Kennedy, Durbin, and others who support the bill could voice the compromises that have already been made in an effort to appease Senator Wyden.
To this end, IBPA urges members to immediately reach out to their senators in support of the CASE Act, S. 1273, AND to also contact Senator Wyden to ask him to remove his hold on the bill.
Don't know where to start? Fortunately, there's an easy way to do this that takes less than 5 minutes of your time. Click here to begin.
About the IBPA Advocacy Committee
The IBPA Advocacy Committee is a 9-person committee tasked with identifying, prioritizing, and developing strategies to address issues of concern to independent publishers. It is a member-focused committee of the Independent Book Publishers Association
(IBPA) and, as such, is open to at-large members of IBPA.
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