New Act Could Muzzle Memes With $30K Fine

Alex Hall | November 5, 2019
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Do you enjoy internet memes featuring everything from superheroes to Spongebob? The House of Representatives voted to approve a new measure that could eradicate internet jokes which use copyrighted characters forever by threatening users with up to $30,000 fines.

The House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly 410-to-6 in favor of the CASE Act. Some have nicknamed this legislation the “Anti-Meme law” because it could threaten people with up to $30,000 fines for creating memes which use copyrighted characters and imagery.

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