Statement on Today’s Arguments at the Supreme Court

Statement from Andrew Shore, Executive Director of the Owners’ Rights Initiative:   “The Owners’ Rights Initiative hopes that the Supreme Court will take this opportunity to defend owners’ rights and clarify that if you buy something, you own it. We believe when you purchase something you should have the right to sell it, lend it, …

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ORI on CNN’s The Situation Room

ORI Executive Director Andrew Shore appeared on CNN’s the Situation Room to discuss the “First Sale” issue and the Supreme Court Case.  When talking about copyrighted goods, Shore makes the case that if you buy it, you own it and should be able to do with it as you please.

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You Bought It, You Own It! Owners’ Rights Initiative Launches to Protect Consumers’ Rights

Coalition of businesses, associations, educators and libraries join together to protect ownership rights and global commerce WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2012 – Today, a diverse coalition of retailers, libraries, educators, Internet companies and associations joined together to launch the Owners’ Rights Initiative (ORI) to protect ownership rights in the United States. ORI is committed to ensuring …

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Protecting Owners’ Rights: Coalition joins together to protect rights at issue in Kirtsaeng vs. Wiley Supreme Court case

Expert panel will discuss the launch of a new coalition to advocate for owners’ rights in America and provide insights on the impact of this important case Retailers, libraries, educators, and Internet companies will join together on October 23rd to launch a new coalition to protect owners’ rights in America: the Owners’ Rights Initiative (ORI). …

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