Posted on 09/23/2019 at 11:50 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The president of the Authors Guild has weighed in on copyright legislation working its way through Congress.

Mary Rasenberger’s opinion, expressed in Publishers Weekly, is that the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement (CASE) Act would provide a cheaper and more efficient way for creators to fight copying of their work.

Instead of hiring an attorney and heading to federal court, an author — if the CASE Act passes — could bring his or her complaint to a three-judge panel, without a lawyer, and do so remotely.

Read more about the CASE Act and why Rasenberger supports it in her post.

Tangentially related, the Digital Reader shared an update from an overseas case that could interest authors and readers: A French court ruled last week that French consumers can resell video games they bought from an online retailer.

Check out Nate Hoffelder’s post to understand the connection between this ruling and the potential for U.S. readers to someday resell their ebooks.

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