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CPIP Applauds Congress on Passing CASE Act and Protecting Lawful Streaming Act

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As advocates for individual artists and small businesses in the arts, CPIP is grateful this holiday season for the inclusion of the CASE Act and the Protecting Lawful Streaming Act as part of the end-of-year omnibus and COVID-19 relief package: the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. These measures enjoyed overwhelming support and address longstanding challenges in IP enforcement. While there are many additional obstacles for artists and arts venues to overcome stemming from the pandemic, we are hopeful that these measures, which artists have worked many years to achieve, will be a building block to a more equitable future for independent arts businesses.