Coffee Maker Uses DRM To Block Competition

Coffee Maker Uses DRM To Block Competition

Via slashdot:

Leading high-end single-serve coffeemaker Keurig, Inc. is being sued in New York by competitors demanding that the court keep the company from installing software that will prevent coffee pods from other manufacturers from being used in its machines.

Keurig, which is owned by Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, popularized the idea of single-serve coffee-pod coffeemakers for coffee-sipping gourmands, and enjoyed a monopoly on the market until its patents ran out in 2012.

It has always had to contend with competition from machines made by rivals including commercial beverage-machine-maker Bunn, ...

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