Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Lexmark's request for re-hearing denied

Groklaw, publication date: 22 February 2005
"The Lexmark case was about printers, about toner. Lexmark set it up so no other manufacturer's toner could work with Lexmark printers except its own, and it 'protected' this scheme with some software code and then sued a rival under the DMCA for reverse engineering so its own toner would work with Lexmark printers. This court found that the DMCA is about preventing piracy, not enabling a monopolist seeking to enforce its will on a smaller rival."

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