Lexmark Slapped Down Again In DMCA Suit

from the try-that-again,-would-you? dept

Apparently Lexmark didn’t get the message the first time the Sixth Circuit Court explained to Lexmark that they were abusing the DMCA for anti-competitive purposes in trying to stop Static Controls from making ink jet cartridges that work in Lexmark printers. The Court has now told Lexmark that they won’t rehear the case and to go away and stop bothering them. There’s still some remaining parts of the case to be heard, but this is definitely good news for those who believe the DMCA is regularly being abused for anti-competitive purposes, rather than to protect intellectual property, as it was intended.

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