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RE: [dvd-discuss] did everyone already see this?
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- From: "Richard Hartman" <hartman(at)onetouch.com>
- Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2003 09:01:04 -0700
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btw: to qualify for DMCA the TPM must be protecting some copyrightable content. AFAICT the garage doors were protecting cars, not content. Why wasn't the claim dismissed as inapplicable?
-Richard M. Hartman
186,000 mi/sec: not just a good idea, it's the LAW!
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> COURT DENIES DMCA CLAIM BETWEEN GARAGE DOOR OPENER RIVALS
> A federal court has denied in part a motion for summary
> judgement against a company accused of making compatible
> garage door openers in violation of the DMCA. The
> Chamberlain Group sued its competitor in January 2003 with a
> claim that the opener violated a DMCA ban on trafficking in
> circumvention devices. The court rejected the claim and
> noted its appreciation for an amici brief that argued that
> Chamberlain's interpretation of the DMCA would stifle
> innovation and increase consumer prices. Case name is
> Chamberlain Group v. Skylink Technologies.
> Dan Steinberg
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