Setback For Lexmark In Closely Watched DMCA Case

Law360, New York (October 26, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a decision with wide implications for interpretations of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, a federal appeals court has vacated an injunction that barred Static Control Components from making or selling computer chips that match remanufactured toner cartridges to Lexmark International printers.

The ruling by a three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati ordered a new round of hearings in the case.

In December 2002, printer maker Lexmark filed a lawsuit with the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District...
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