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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) met with authors John Grisham, Dan Brown, Douglas Preston and other members of the Authors Guild today to discuss the senator’s work to pass the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement (CASE) Act.  The CASE Act will make it easier and more affordable for creators to defend their intellectual property from copyright infringers.

The CASE Act establishes a Copyright Claims Board at the Copyright Office for small business entrepreneurs like musicians, photographers, authors and graphic designers to file suit against copyright infringers. The legislation advanced through the Senate Judiciary Committee in July.

“I’m thankful for the outpouring of support for the CASE Act from award-winning artists and authors like John Grisham, Dan Brown and Douglas Preston,” said Sen. Kennedy. “Every creator has to start with an idea, and up-and-coming creators don’t always have the funds to legally protect their intellectual property.  The CASE Act makes copyright protection more accessible to all American artists and creators.”

Sen. Kennedy pictured with authors Dan Brown, John Grisham and Douglas Preston (left to right).