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Re: [dvd-discuss] DMCA tentacles extend to garage door opener
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- Subject: Re: [dvd-discuss] DMCA tentacles extend to garage door opener
- From: mickey <mickeym(at)mindspring.com>
- Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2003 14:41:04 -0500
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Jeremy Erwin wrote:
> On Tuesday, January 14, 2003, at 01:31 PM, James S. Tyre wrote:
>> complaint in The Chamberlain Group v. Skylink Technologies, where the
>> maker of a "universal garage door opener" gets sued for DMCA
>> violation (and other things).
>> Motion for summary judgment on the DMCA cause, brought by The
>> Chamberlain Group.
>> Preliminary comments by Ed Felten.
> Maybe someday all those lock/key/break-in analogies will be germane.
Although they are claiming a TPM that controls access to a copyrighted
work, what appears to be claimed here is a TPM that controls access to a
_function_ performed by the copyrighted work. Seems very similar to the
1201 was supposed to control copying, yet interoperability is what it is