The Owners’ Rights Initiative (ORI) is a diverse coalition of businesses, associations and organizations that have joined together to protect ownership rights in the United States. They believe in the fundamental premise that if you bought it, you own it, and should have the right to sell, lend or give away your personal property. ORI members are concerned about recent federal court decisions that have eroded owners’ rights. The initiative provides a unified voice for members to engage in advocacy, education and outreach around these important issues.
Doug Green, Publisher of Telecom Reseller, speaks with Jonathan Band, J.D. and Council to ORI, about who the ORI is, the First Sale Doctrine, Copyright Law, and current activities to protect the rights of property owners.
Editor’s note: The issues discussed in this podcast transcend business/industry boundaries to affect individuals. Telecom Reseller has been following this property rights issue visa vie the Supreme Court of the United States (“SCOTUS”) case of John Wiley & Sons vs. Kirtsaeng for some time. You can read our initial article at http://tinyurl.com/9vk9sko; update at http://tinyurl.com/blhnflr; podcast with attorney Andrew Shore at http://tinyurl.com/c9gub3m; and SCOTUS decision at http://tinyurl.com/k8e8nbu.