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HP DRM to stop use of off-brand cartidges

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http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2016/09/hps-drm-sabotages-off-brand-printer-ink-cartridges-with-self-destruct-date/

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This past week, thousands of HP Inc. printer owners were notified by their printers that their ink cartridges were "damaged" and needed to be replaced. The reason, according to a statement from HP, was a firmware update intended to "protect HP's innovations and intellectual property." But some users report that even HP's own cartridges failed in their printers—and that they weren't able to get the printer to respond in order to remove the offending ink.

Another day another company trying to monopolies a business. Not only are they causing people who bought significantly more affordable off brand ink cartridges to basically get a bricked printer but it's also popping up for people who legitimately purchased HP cartridges. I wonder how long till someone figures out a "No HP cartridge patch" to let people use the device they've purchased.

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It's pretty commonly known the consumer inkjet printer business is a racket. Were they start doing this to toner cartridges in the business segment, HP would be committing Corporate Seppukku.


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2 minutes ago, Misanthrope said:

It's like they're thinking "How can we kill our outdated business model even faster?"

Pretty much every customer is going to go "oh now it's even harder to operate an HP printer? Guess I just won't buy one xD"


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and my mom just bought a Hp printer too ffs


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