Back in February Lexmark lost their attempt to stop companies making less expensive printer cartridges, they tried to use the DMCA but luckily the courts threw it out. But that’s not stopping Lexmark, they’re still trying and went to the supreme court to stop Static Control Components (again) but it doesn’t look like they’re getting an audience. If Lexmark wins a case like this it would be hard to get less expensive cartridges, kits, power supplies and batteries since everyone would just add a chip in them with “copyrighted” programs Link.