SCOTUS protects consumers’ right to refill ink cartridges

Some good news in the realm of copyright, the US Supreme Court has ruled against Lexmark in their attempt to lock out the ability to re-manufacture and sell ink cartridges at much more reasonable prices. I still am amazed that this case got this far given how strained an interpretation of copyright Lexmark’s stance was to begin with.

h/t Slashdot

Score one for the little guys. In a precedent-setting decision handed down this morning, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a company’s patent rights are forfeited once they sell an item to a consumer under the “first sale” doctrine. This idea was central to Impression Products, Inc. v Lexmark Int’l, Inc. and is a major blow to companies that

Source: US Supreme Court Protects Consumers’ Right To Refill Ink Cartridges In Precedent-Setting Lexmark vs Impression Case | HotHardware

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