ORI Files Amicus Brief with Supreme Court

The Owners’ Rights Initiative is proud to announce that the organization has filed an amicus brief for the upcoming Lexmark v. Impression court case that will be heard at the Supreme Court. ORI is proud to support Impression in its battle to protect owner’s rights and show that if you buy something then you own …

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Kirtsaeng Case Nears the End

http://www.reuters.com/article/ip-kirtsaeng-fees-idUSL1N1EH1VB A federal judge in Manhattan has denied used-textbook importer Supap Kirtsaeng’s motion for attorneys’ fees for defeating a copyright infringement claim by publisher John Wiley & Sons in a case that has seen eight years of litigation and two trips to the Supreme Court. U.S. District Judge Denise Cote said Wednesday that Wiley had …

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ORI Teams with R Street Institute

ORI is proud to announce that our Executive Director, Andrew Shore, will be participating in a a panel hosted by the R Street Institute on Thursday, October 13. The panel will focus discuss integral issues to the future of privacy, security, and property. How do new technologies impact these fundamental rights? The full panel will be: Anne Hobson …

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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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ORI Executive Director Presents at TTIP Stakeholders Meeting

Andrew Shore, Executive Director of the Owners’ Rights Initiative appeared at the 13th Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) Stakeholders meeting in New York City.  The TTIP is the trade agreement that is being negotiated between the United States and the European Union.  Since 2013, ORI has pushed for inclusion of a provision that will …

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Kirtsaeng Entitled to Attorney’s Fees

The Owners’ Rights Initiative (ORI) issued the following statement today in support of Supap Kirtsaeng’s petition, which asks the Supreme Court to overturn the 2nd Circuit’s denial of his attorneys’ fees. Executive Director Andrew Shore made the following statement: “Supap Kirtsaeng, a college student, overcame tremendous odds to defeat publish behmouth John Wiley and Sons. …

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