Lexmark Int'l v. Static Control Components

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Lexmark Int'l v. Static Control Components
by the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Syllabus
Lexmark International, Inc. v. Static Control Components, Inc., 387 F.3d 522 (6th Cir. 2004), was an American legal case involving the computer printer company Lexmark, which had locked its printers using a microcontroller so that only authorized toner cartridges could be used. The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled that circumvention of Lexmark's ink cartridge lock does not violate the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).
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387 F.3d 522

Lexmark International, Inc.

v.

Static Control Components, Inc.

No. 03-2061

United States Court of Appeals,
Sixth Circuit.


Argued: Jan. 30, 2004

Decided and Filed: Oct. 26, 2004

Rehearing Denied Dec. 29, 2004

Rehearing En Banc Denied February 15, 2005