In a fight for control of the lucrative digital spare parts market, two recently filed cases test whether businesses can use copyrighted software and the DMCA to prevent customers from using third-party replacement parts. David Nimmer, of counsel at Irell & Manella, which represents a defendant in one of the cases, says the results will affect companies that manufacture or service anything that uses computer software.
Suits Test Limits of Digital Copyright Act
The National Law Journal
February 7, 2003