CASE Act of 2019 Could Destroy The Internet As We Know It

Duplicate bills have been introduced into the House and Senate that could permanently destroy free speech as seen in memes and pictures. The CASE Act of 2019, or Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2019provides for a $15,000 fine for sharing other people's memes or pictures, which can be levied in a "Copyright Small Claims" administrative court.

Lawyers rejoice! If this bill passes, your income for the foreseeable future is guaranteed as you sue millions of Internet users for posting someone else's meme.

Senate Version

The Senate version, S.1273, was sponsored by Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) on May 1, 2019 and it has gathered 14 co-sponsors:

Sen. Durbin, Richard J. [D-IL]* 05/01/2019
Sen. Tillis, Thom [R-NC]* 05/01/2019
Sen. Hirono, Mazie K. [D-HI]* 05/01/2019
Sen. Blackburn, Marsha [R-TN] 05/21/2019
Sen. Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH] 06/04/2019
Sen. Udall, Tom [D-NM] 07/09/2019
Sen. Cramer, Kevin [R-ND] 07/16/2019
Sen. Coons, Christopher A. [D-DE] 07/16/2019
Sen. Leahy, Patrick J. [D-VT] 07/17/2019
Sen. Feinstein, Dianne [D-CA] 07/18/2019
Sen. Cornyn, John [R-TX] 07/18/2019
Sen. Cruz, Ted [R-TX] 07/18/2019
Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT] 07/18/2019
Sen. Heinrich, Martin [D-NM] 07/18/2019

Note that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and other Republican Senators have joined Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA), Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and other elitist Democrats in order to claim "bi-partisan" legislation. 

House Version

The House version, H.R.2426, is sponsored by Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY-8) and co-sponsored by 65 other house members:

Rep. Collins, Doug [R-GA-9]* 05/01/2019
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-10]* 05/01/2019
Rep. Roby, Martha [R-AL-2]* 05/01/2019
Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4]* 05/01/2019
Rep. Cline, Ben [R-VA-6]* 05/01/2019
Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27]* 05/01/2019
Rep. Lieu, Ted [D-CA-33]* 05/01/2019
Rep. Fitzpatrick, Brian K. [R-PA-1]* 05/01/2019
Rep. Budd, Ted [R-NC-13] 05/10/2019
Rep. Thompson, Bennie G. [D-MS-2] 05/10/2019
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9] 05/16/2019
Rep. Marchant, Kenny [R-TX-24] 05/16/2019
Rep. Demings, Val Butler [D-FL-10] 05/23/2019
Rep. McBath, Lucy [D-GA-6] 05/23/2019
Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-28] 05/23/2019
Rep. Chabot, Steve [R-OH-1] 05/23/2019
Rep. Ferguson, A. Drew, IV [R-GA-3] 06/04/2019
Rep. DesJarlais, Scott [R-TN-4] 06/04/2019
Rep. Rouda, Harley [D-CA-48] 06/04/2019
Rep. Stanton, Greg [D-AZ-9] 06/04/2019
Rep. Bacon, Don [R-NE-2] 06/04/2019
Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1] 06/04/2019
Rep. Soto, Darren [D-FL-9] 06/04/2019
Rep. Scanlon, Mary Gay [D-PA-5] 06/04/2019
Rep. Ratcliffe, John [R-TX-4] 06/11/2019
Rep. Deutch, Theodore E. [D-FL-22] 06/11/2019
Rep. Case, Ed [D-HI-1] 06/11/2019
Rep. Johnson, Mike [R-LA-4] 06/11/2019
Rep. Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [R-WI-5] 06/11/2019
Rep. Walker, Mark [R-NC-6] 06/11/2019
Rep. Mucarsel-Powell, Debbie [D-FL-26] 06/14/2019
Rep. Reschenthaler, Guy [R-PA-14] 06/14/2019
Rep. Correa, J. Luis [D-CA-46] 06/14/2019
Rep. Lesko, Debbie [R-AZ-8] 06/14/2019
Rep. Dean, Madeleine [D-PA-4] 06/20/2019
Rep. Richmond, Cedric L. [D-LA-2] 06/20/2019
Rep. Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18] 06/24/2019
Rep. Cox, TJ [D-CA-21] 07/02/2019
Rep. Gonzalez, Vicente [D-TX-15] 07/02/2019
Rep. Harder, Josh [D-CA-10] 07/02/2019
Rep. Cardenas, Tony [D-CA-29] 07/02/2019
Rep. Yoho, Ted S. [R-FL-3] 07/09/2019
Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1] 07/09/2019
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4] 07/10/2019
Rep. Maloney, Sean Patrick [D-NY-18] 07/10/2019
Rep. Biggs, Andy [R-AZ-5] 07/10/2019
Rep. Lee, Susie [D-NV-3] 07/10/2019
Rep. Wittman, Robert J. [R-VA-1] 07/15/2019
Rep. Steube, W. Gregory [R-FL-17] 07/15/2019
Rep. Meadows, Mark [R-NC-11] 07/15/2019
Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7] 07/15/2019
Rep. Haaland, Debra A. [D-NM-1] 07/15/2019
Rep. Rose, Max [D-NY-11] 07/18/2019
Rep. Watkins, Steve [R-KS-2] 07/18/2019
Rep. Raskin, Jamie [D-MD-8] 07/22/2019
Rep. McClintock, Tom [R-CA-4] 07/22/2019
Rep. Suozzi, Thomas R. [D-NY-3] 07/25/2019
Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-38] 07/25/2019
Rep. Curtis, John R. [R-UT-3] 07/25/2019
Rep. Davis, Rodney [R-IL-13] 07/25/2019
Rep. Delgado, Antonio [D-NY-19] 07/25/2019
Rep. Brown, Anthony G. [D-MD-4] 07/25/2019
Rep. Taylor, Van [R-TX-3] 07/30/2019
Rep. Meng, Grace [D-NY-6] 07/30/2019
Rep. Cuellar, Henry [D-TX-28] 07/30/2019

Action Needed

If your Senator and/or Congressman has co-sponsored this bill, you should demand an explanation as to why they have done so. Once these bills pass, it will be too late to stop the carnage of lawsuits, fines and ultimate suppression of sharing images on the Internet. 


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  • Patrick Wood
    published this page in Blog 2019-08-02 10:57:40 -0700