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Re: [dvd-discuss] DMCA tentacles extend to garage door opener

Jeremy Erwin wrote:

> On Tuesday, January 14, 2003, at 01:31  PM, James S. Tyre wrote:
>> http://www.eff.org/IP/DMCA/20030113_chamberlain_v_skylink_complaint.pdf
>> 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).
>> http://www.eff.org/IP/DMCA/20030113_chamerlain_v_skylink_motion.pdf
>> Motion for summary judgment on the DMCA cause, brought by The 
>> Chamberlain Group.
>> http://www.freedom-to-tinker.com/archives/000253.html
>> Preliminary comments by Ed Felten.
> Maybe someday all those lock/key/break-in analogies will be germane.
> Jeremy
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 
Lexmark assertion.

1201 was supposed to control copying, yet interoperability is what it is 
being controlled.