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 the panel can be found here.

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