In Test of DMCA, Judge Rules For Universal Aftermarket Products

Law360, New York (November 16, 2003, 12:00 AM EST) -- In a closely watched test of the digital copyright law, Judge Rebecca M. Pallmeyer of the U.S. District Court in Chicago ruled that a garage-door opener designed as a replacement for a model made by a rival manufacturer does not violate the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Chamberlain Group had sued Skylink Technologies for marketing garage-door openers that can interact with Chamberlain's digital security technology, alleging that the product violated the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Attorneys said the case constituted one of the first tests of...
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