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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