[Politech] Garage door opener trumps DMCA, federal court sez [ip]

From: Declan McCullagh (declan@private)
Date: Wed Sep 01 2004 - 14:34:02 PDT


Judges OK garage door openers in copyright case
Published: September 1, 2004, 11:23 AM PDT
By Declan McCullagh

A federal appeals court has reaffirmed what might seem to be obvious:
replacement garage door openers are legal to sell.

In a case with important implications for the technology industry, the
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Tuesday upheld a
lower court decision saying that certain garage door openers cannot be
banned under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).


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