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ORI Appears on Congressional Internet Caucus Panel

Jonathan Band, ORI Copyright Counsel, appeared on a panel hosted by the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee to discuss reselling digital goods.  Mr. Band discussed the complexities of digital resale and the need for a technologically neutral position.  He also stressed that consumers deserve clarity when purchasing digital goods and shouldn’t be mislead when they are told they “bought” something when, in fact, a license is attached to the product.  Mr. Band further highlighted the problem of essential software and the need to allow consumers to transfer physical goods with a digital component necessary for its’ operation.  Additional information on …

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ORI To Testify at Judiciary Hearing

Jonathan Band, Counsel for ORI, will be testifying Monday morning at the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet in New York City. Please take a look at his official testimony. For any press queries, please see ORI’s official press release.

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ORI Testifying at Judiciary Committee- Politico

A House Judiciary subcommittee will examine so-called “first sale doctrine” in a field hearing in New York City next week, the panel announced. The hearing will examine how and whether owners and licensors of copyright works can sell that work without permission from the copyright owner. It comes as part of the committee’s ongoing review of copyright law. Representatives of the Owner’s Rights Initiative, the New York Public Library, BSA | The Software Alliance and Public Knowledge are among the witnesses. The hearing is set for Monday, June 2 at 9:30 a.m. — Erin Mershon

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