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[dvd-discuss] DMCA: Skylink beats Chamberlain

November 13, 2003
EFF on Chamberlain v. Skylink DMCA Garage Door Opener Case

The Northern District of Illinois District Court today ruled that the 
universal garage door clicker sold by Skylink Technologies that 
interoperates with Chamberlain Group garage door openers does not violate 
the DMCA

"We're pleased the court recognized consumers' reasonable expectation that 
they can replace lost or damaged remote controls with competing products 
without violating the DMCA. Congress clearly did not intend to give 
copyright owners the power to veto interoperable consumer products when it 
passed the DMCA" said EFF staff attorney Gwen Hinze.
Posted at 03:11 PM

Court Opinion at 

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