The AscdiNatd has assumed a leadership role in several coalitions in order to broaden the support of issues important to our members.
We are a founding member of the Owners’ Rights Initiative (ORI); a diverse coalition of businesses, associations and organizations that have joined together to protect ownership rights worldwide. Our members include eBay, Etsy, Goodwill Industries, the American Library Association and a whole lot more. The ORI believes in the fundamental premise that if you bought it, you own it, and you should have the right to sell, lend or give away your personal property. The initiative provides a unified voice for members to engage in advocacy, education and outreach around these important consumer issues.
The AscdiNatd believes that consumers, product owners, and independent professionals must have the right to repair, resell, and reuse their products. As a member of the Digital Right to Repair coalition (DRTR), we advocate for a competitive repair market, as well as improvements to the quality and longevity of products. We believe that manuals and software updates should move from owner to owner freely and that parts and tools should be made available on a non-discriminatory basis.
As an international trade organization, the AscdiNatd believes that the rights to resell and service products are rights that should be granted to end-users and independent companies worldwide. To that end we are proud supporters of the coalition known as Free ICT Europe. The FREE ICT EUROPE FOUNDATION aims to bring together the independent Enterprise ICT aftermarket operators under the banner of “Freedom to Support, Repair and Resell”.