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ORI Celebrates HP Reversal as a Victory for Owners’ Rights

By: Michael Katz, Deputy Director of ORI        Hewlett Packard’s decision to reverse course after public outcry over their attempt to limit which ink cartridges their customers could use in printers is a victory for consumers everywhere. HP offered a seemingly standard security patch back in March for their printers without telling customers …

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Resale Issues Featured on Techdirt

  The Weird Psychology Of People Fighting Those Who Resell Their Products from the why-do-this? dept Every so often, we hear a story about actions taken by someone who is just so upset about someone else doing something that it seems to border on obsessive. For example, when we hear about copyright holders who spend …

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BOTS Bill Good But More Needs to Be Done

  Statement for the Record of the Owners’ Rights Initiative Examining the Better Online Ticket Sales Act of 2016 US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security September 13, 2016 The Owners’ Rights Initiative (ORI) submits the following statement for the record. ORI was founded …

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