N.C. Senate Says You Should Be Able To Use Any Ink Cartridge You Want
from the good-for-them dept
With all the stories we have about printer ink cartridge scams – from Lexmark trying to stop a company from making compatible ink cartridges, to Epson forcing you to throw out cartridges with plenty of ink still in them – here’s some good news. The North Carolina state Senate has approved a law that says you can’t be barred by printer manufacturers from using whatever ink cartridge you want. They say it’s the same thing as if Ford told people that you couldn’t make any aftermarket modifications to your car unless you bought the products from Ford. The printer makers complain that the other cartridges are often frauds and can damage machines. In response, the Senator who sponsored the bill said that if they’re frauds, then they’ll get in trouble for deceptive trade practices. The bill still needs to be approved by the Governor.