Opening Your Own Garage Safe From The DMCA

from the phew dept

As expected a judge has ruled in favor of a summary judgment that a universal garage door opener does not violate the DMCA for circumventing the original garage door opener maker’s copy protection system. The judge seems to take a common sense approach to the matter, pointing out that it’s ridiculous to believe that opening ones own garage door could be seen as a violation of the DMCA. This is a good ruling, and hopefully we’ll see more based on this precedent. Now, the question will be whether or not people will be able to use such a ruling to support the idea of being able to open other things they thought they owned – like a gaming console or some software…

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