And lets' not forget Lexmark, too.  They had their own DRM fun a few years ago. 
 

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It's better to burn out than fade away.


> On Sep 18, 2016, at 11:41, Rich K
> 
> We now have two useless Epson printers thanks to similar DRM technology.
> One of them quit in the middle of printing a page, with an error saying
> that the ink cartridge was not recognized.  It was an Epson cartridge.
> It was working just fine for two months before this happened.  At least
> I didn't make the same mistake with this one as I did with the other one:
> I replaced all of first one's cartridges with new Epson ones.  That was
> a waste of a time and money.  This one?  I just unplugged it.
> 
> Of course we can't use those multi-function printers for anything else,
> i.e., this problem also disables the scanner and fax and so on.
> 
> So that's $500 worth of paperweights.  Thanks Epson.  Thanks DRM.

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