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Thursday, August 07, 2008

Hewlett Packard tells us

What is most important for high tech companies today?
It’s profit Baby, it’s the bottom line!
Got it U.S. Consumer.

Now listen up and read the official public release below.

August 1, 2008

As of September 1, 2008, HP is increasing the list prices on all Mono and Color LaserJet Print Cartridges.

As part of HP’s normal portfolio management, the company regularly reviews pricing. In response to rising production and supply chain costs, HP is now adjusting the price of HP LaserJet toner cartridges by five (5%) percent. This price increase will affect a total of 156 products.

NOTE: The following cartridges had their prices recently increased and will be excluded from the September 1st 5% price increase: 92274A, C3903A, C4092A, C3909A, C3909X, C3906A, C3906AG, 92298A and 92298X. This price increase applies to product ordered in pallet, layer or single unit quantities, and related MAP prices.

Please contact me if you have any issues concerning your HP supplies business.

Best regards,

(We attempt to protect the innocent worker)
HP Supplies, Marketing Representative
Your City and State USA

HP LaserJet print cartridges will continue to provide superior value, reliability and high-quality output. From pioneering the desktop printing industry to its new smart print supplies system, HP is committed to developing products and services that meet its customers’ needs.

Great HP words after telling you, listen pal, we ain’t making enough mula on our supplies products, so you have to pay 5% more. Maybe someone at HP hasn’t looked around and saw the situation most small business owners and individual consumers are experiencing today.

Shouldn’t they share your pain?

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Lexmark vs Static Control Case Archive

Printer maker Lexmark sued chipmaker SCC

Static Control Components (SCC) produced replacement microchips that enabled printer cartridge remanufacturers to refill laser toner cartridges and sell them more cheaply. Lexmark claimed that SCC circumvented Lexmark's access control technologies and infringed its copyrights by "reverse engineering" its printer toner cartridges in the course of developing its replacement chips. The copyrights in question were to Lexmark software contained on its toner cartridge chips.

Lexmark cited provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) in the lawsuit. The district court ruled in Lexmark's favor, then Static Control appealed to the Sixth Circuit. EFF filed an amicus brief to the appeals court supporting Static Control.

The Sixth Circuit ruled in favor of SCC, holding that (1) some of the Lexmark software was insufficiently creative to deserve copyright protection and (2) the authentication handshake did not effectively protect the software because printer owners could directly access the software through other open interfaces.

While an important victory against the anti-competitive uses of the DMCA and digital rights management (aka "technical protection measures"), the Sixth Circuit ruling likely will not prevent companies from trying tactics similar to those used by Lexmark in the future.

In addition, Lexmark is also using patent law to restrict competition in secondary markets for refilled toner cartridges.

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