eBay Exec Tod Cohen Discusses Ownership Rights on eBay Radio

Yesterday, Tod Cohen, Vice President of eBay Inc.’s Global Government Relations team, spoke about the importance of protecting owners’ rights and the Owners’ Rights Initiative on eBay Radio.  In recent years, there have been attempts to restrict the ability of individuals to resell items that they have legitimately purchased.  In 2013, the Supreme Court took …

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TechDirt Highlights Farenthold YODA Legislation

New Bill Designed To Stop Bogus Copyright Claims From Stopping You From Selling What You Own We just wrote about an audio equipment manufacturer trying to argue that it was criminal for someone to resell their products. While this was obviously crazy, never underestimate the lengths that some companies will go through these days to …

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Politico Morning Tech on Farenthold Bill

Erin Mershon writing Morning Tech for Politico produced the following report on the ORI backed Farenthold You Own Devices Act (YODA). SCOOP: NEW FARENTHOLD BILL TAKES ON DIGITAL RIGHTS MANAGEMENT — Rep. Blake Farenthold dropped a new bill last night that would give consumers more control over the devices they buy. His new “You Own …

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ORI Applauds Farenthold You Own Devices Act

Andrew Shore, Executive Director of the Owners’ Rights Initiative made the following statement: “The Owners’ Rights Initiative strongly supports the You Own Devices Act (YODA) introduced by Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-TX). Ownership is a bedrock concept in American society. In Wiley v. Kirtsaeng the Supreme Court confirmed that when you purchase a good you own …

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