[cc-community] rewritten section in Bounty Hunters
email at greglondon.com
Thu Apr 6 00:28:29 EDT 2006
> This raises the question: how weak can the encryption be to
> still enable the anti-circumvention clause to be used?
There was a case involving a company who used the DMCA to
try to stop a competitor from manufacturing a third-party
garage door opener. I think it eventually was dropped,
but only a number of years later. And I'm not sure on
The thing is that hardware is so cheap nowadays that
encryption isn't that expensive to do. Disposable ink
cartridges have been built with encryption in them so
that the printer can tell when you try to use a
third-party ink replacement and refuse to print with it.
cheap silicon costs pennies to manufacture.
Bounty Hunters: Metaphors for Fair IP laws
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