Tuesday, October 26, 2004

DMCA Reversal in US: printer cartridges not copyrighted material! 

Hurray! Another American court has refused another plaintiff's ludicrous interpretation of the DMCA, choosing to allow competition rather than let copyright law used to squeeze out other businesses on account of a bogus litigation. Another lesson for Canadian lawmakers: don't even try to make copyright laws that prevent competition or restricted expression, or the courts will smack them down for all sorts of good reasons. Besides, why should consumers be forced to pay more just because some intercompany intentionally makes their products incompatible?

"This just in --- Static Control Corp. has won its appeal against Lexmark over the right to produce after-market replacement cartridges for Lexmark printers."

LINK: from lawgeek

LINK: EFF Case archive

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