Supreme Court Lets Landmark DMCA Decision Stand

Law360, New York (May 1, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a case with broad implications for interpretations of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal from the Chamberlain Group in its patent dispute with Skylink Technologies Inc. over aftermarket products.

The Supreme Court’s decision ends three years of legal wrangling over Chamberlain's claim that Skylink had violated the DMCA, Skylink said.

Chamberlain, a maker of garage door openers, had been trying to use the DMCA to stop rival Skylink from marketing universal openers that work with Chamberlain...
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