[kwlug-disc] Printer Question.

Colin K colin at void11.com
Tue Jul 24 14:34:51 EDT 2012


just gonna share my experience with toner running out before its finished.
 I had a brother network laser printer for black and white.  This thing ran
out of toner much faster than you'd think it should and when I pulled the
toner cartredge out I discovered that there was a litte glass window on
either end of the cartredge that to me seemed like what would be used for
an electronic eye.  So what I did was I took a piece of black electrical
tape.  Covered the glass and got another several hundred pages out of it.

On Sat, Jun 23, 2012 at 6:45 AM, Russell McOrmond <russellmcormond at gmail.com
> wrote:

>
> On Jun 23, 2012 4:14 AM, "Bob Jonkman" <bjonkman at sobac.com> wrote:
> > Similar arguments were made in the USA when the DMCA was passed about
> > 10 years ago.  Court cases involving toner cartridges[1] and garage
> > door openers[2] were needed before these types of devices were granted
> > their own exemptions under the US copyright laws.
> >
> > Since Bill C-11 is a close copy of the DMCA, I expect similar legal
> > issues will arise in Canada.
>
> We have WIPO (use control) plus DMCA (access controls) in C-11, with the
> DMCA restrictions being the stronger of the two. Which is which matters in
> the act as you'll see prohibitions only applying to use controls and other
> things only applying to access controls.   A bit of a complex mess -- fine
> for computer geeks like us to navigate, but will be impossible for most
> people to understand (turn out, including the MPs and Senators at
> committees, etc).
>
>   We shouldn't wait for years to be pushing -- make sure your MP knows
> about these issues and is aware that the rule-making process will need to
> start right away.  You can be certain that the non-copyright related legal
> threats and potential lawsuits will be starting right away.
>
>   Politicians are also heading directly into ACTA and TPP which requires
> more onerous anti-circumvention than the nasty stuff already in C-11.
>
> BTW: the more you speak of things having to do with restrictions on
> general purpose technology, and the more you stay away from the largely
> separate distraction known as "copyright", the faster we'll get some of the
> worst of this fixed (or at least have a better chance of helping it not get
> worse).
>
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