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Can I sell my iPod?

At present, digital ownership and copyright is a complicated issue, a fact made clear during an educational briefing hosted by the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee (ICAC) on June 13th. The panel included industry representatives Sandra Aistars, CEO of Copyright Alliance, and Keith Kupferschmid, senior vice president of the Software…

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Today: Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Libraries, Consumer Rights

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court supported consumer rights and libraries in the high-profile Kirtsaeng v. Wiley & Sons, Inc. case by ruling that goods lawfully made overseas are protected by the first sale doctrine. The Kirtsaeng case focused on whether Americans and businesses had the right to sell, lend, or…


ALA Joins Coalition to Protect Library Lending Rights

Today, the American Library Association announced that it has joined–as a founding member–the Owners’ Rights Initiative (ORI)–a coalition of retailers, libraries, educators, Internet companies and associations working to protect ownership rights in the United States. The coalition was formed to champion “first-sale rights,” or ownership rights, as the issue will…