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HP Abandons the DRM Killing Third-Party Ink Cartridges

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HP is backing down over its use of DRM to prevent third-party cartridges from working on its printers. And lo, it came to pass that a company saw sense for a change. However begrudgingly. In March of this year, HP issued a firmware update for some of its printers. So far, so ordinary. Unfortunately, this firmware update added DRM designed to disable third-party ink cartridges. The DRM kicked in on September 13th. The idea was to prevent people from using ink cartridges which didn’t have HP security chips built into them. If the printer detected the presence of an unauthorized…

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