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house Bill H.R. 2426

Should the Copyright Office Have a Claims Board to Settle Copyright Disputes?

Argument in favor

Copyright disputes are currently too expensive and time-consuming for individual creators and small businesses to engage in. This means such entities can’t defend their intellectual property against infringement, which costs these people and businesses valuable profits.

jimK's Opinion
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10/23/2019
Yes, it would speed dispute settlements up and subject all settlements to a common denominator defined by the consistency of a well defined board of reviewers. It may also make settlements less dependent upon emotional lawyer arguments and more simply upon just the facts.
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Sneaky-Pete's Opinion
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10/22/2019
A Copyright Board Is Long Over Due Copyright disputes are currently too expensive and time-consuming for individual creators and small businesses to engage in. This means such entities can’t defend their intellectual property against infringement, which costs these people and businesses valuable profits. ` SneakyPete. 👍🏻👍🏻Yes👍🏻👍🏻. 10.22.19
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Stephen's Opinion
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10/23/2019
As someone who holds copyrights and has had no recourse in dispute other than unaffordable lawyers, this seems so right to me.
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Argument opposed

This bill would likely exacerbate, not resolve, existing problems in copyright law. It could also be used to empower copyright trolls and transform a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Notice into a long-term censorship tool — neither of which is a desirable outcome.

Ronald's Opinion
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10/22/2019
Free America from enslavement by unelected officials in government agencies.
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Doug's Opinion
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10/22/2019
Isn’t this why we have a judicial system? Seems any decision rendered by this board would be subject to appeal in the court system anyway. This seems duplicative and costly.
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John's Opinion
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10/23/2019
As a copyright holder the last thing I want is for the government to decide my fate. This is bullshit it should be settled in the courts.
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bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
  • The house Passed October 22nd, 2019
    Roll Call Vote 410 Yea / 6 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on the Judiciary
      Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet
    IntroducedMay 1st, 2019

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    Yes, it would speed dispute settlements up and subject all settlements to a common denominator defined by the consistency of a well defined board of reviewers. It may also make settlements less dependent upon emotional lawyer arguments and more simply upon just the facts.
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    Free America from enslavement by unelected officials in government agencies.
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    A Copyright Board Is Long Over Due Copyright disputes are currently too expensive and time-consuming for individual creators and small businesses to engage in. This means such entities can’t defend their intellectual property against infringement, which costs these people and businesses valuable profits. ` SneakyPete. 👍🏻👍🏻Yes👍🏻👍🏻. 10.22.19
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    Isn’t this why we have a judicial system? Seems any decision rendered by this board would be subject to appeal in the court system anyway. This seems duplicative and costly.
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    As a copyright holder the last thing I want is for the government to decide my fate. This is bullshit it should be settled in the courts.
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    As someone who holds copyrights and has had no recourse in dispute other than unaffordable lawyers, this seems so right to me.
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    Ask the People’s Republic Of China about that! They don’t have a copyright office in their government!
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    The Reich Wing Trolls complain about unelected official making decisions to help small business when Javanka does is every day as unelected, unqualified for security clearances profit from Corrupt foriegn influences.
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    Since litigation of copyright issues is so expense, most authors can't afford to pursue violators. This would provide an alternative. With so much digital content online and available, this could go far to check abuse of copyright.
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    Good idea! These experts know the ins & outs of copyright infringements..
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    The CASE Act would create an unaccountable, industry-friendly kangaroo court with the power to hand out $15,000 fines for: Sharing a photo on Facebook that you didn't take. Retweeting a meme you didn't create. Downloading a photo you don't own. None of that seems like a good idea. I understand the intent is to make sure that artists are compensated for their work, but this bill is so poorly drafted that it would have massive unintended consequences.
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    No more government!
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    This bill would speed up copyright cases and make our society more fair. Also, if you don't want a copyright board, go talk to Communist China. They don't have one, and look where they are!
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    While Jim K is correct in the ethical sense... I would sincerely like to see a more conscious awareness/effort to rebuild The Creative Commons, than more attention on the whole “it’s all about me” mindset. The Creative Commons is a nonprofit corporation established in Massachusetts, but with its home at Stanford University. Its aim is to build a layer of /reasonable/ copyright on top of the extremes that now reign. It does this by making it easy for people to build upon other people's work, by making it simple for creators to express the freedom for others to take and build upon their work. Simple tags, tied to human-readable descriptions, tied to bullet-proof licenses, make this possible. /Simple/ - which means without a middleman, or without a lawyer. By developing a free set of licenses that people can attach to their content, Creative Commons aims to mark a range of content that can easily, and reliably, be built upon. These tags are then linked to machine-readable versions of the license that enable computers automatically to identify content that can easily be shared. 🎯Legislators need to focus on three expressions together - a legal license, a human-readable description, and machine-readable tags - all of which constitute a Creative Commons license.
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    no more jobs for unemployable politicians
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    What are these Democraps doing for Americans. Copyrights and protection of intellectual property is important. What are these Democraps doing about the worst offender china in terms of copyrights and intellectual property>
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    No more government agencies, of any kind. We have enough corruption as it is, and we can deal without more.
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    The democrats always want to grow the government. When we should be shrinking the federal government. Another bad idea from the do nothing socialist democrat party. Winning 2020
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    This is what the judicial system is for. We don’t need to waste more tax payer money setting up more wasteful government expansion.
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    Too many cooks...
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