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Kirtsaeng Entitled to Attorney’s Fees

The Owners’ Rights Initiative (ORI) issued the following statement today in support of Supap Kirtsaeng’s petition, which asks the Supreme Court to overturn the 2nd Circuit’s denial of his attorneys’ fees. Executive Director Andrew Shore made the following statement: “Supap Kirtsaeng, a college student, overcame tremendous odds to defeat publish behmouth John Wiley and Sons. Wiley and Sons used and abused the legal system to destroy Kirtsaeng financially and now it’s time for him to be made whole,” said Shore. “A ruling against Kirtsaeng will only lead to more frivolous litigation against those exercising their lawful rights under the Copyright …

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“ORI is thrilled to endorse the “Unlocking Technology Act” — bipartisan legislation that will permanently free mobile devices for their owners to use as they see fit.  We commend Representatives Lofgren, Massie, Eshoo and Polis for working towards a permanent solution to this problem.  Cellphones and other devices are no longer a luxury but now an essential tool for nearly all Americans.  We rely on them not just for surfing the web but for staying connected to our families, our jobs and our friends.  As such we should have the right to do with what we own as we will.  …

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