Garage Door Opener Company Bricks Customer Hardware After Negative Review

Posted by BernardSwiss on Apr 6, 2017 7:25 AM EDT
Techdirt; By Karl Bode
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So if there's one thing we've probably repeated more than others around here, it's the idea that in the IoT and copyright maximalist era, you no longer truly own the things you think you own. It doesn't matter whether we're talking about video game consoles, software, smart home hubs, ebooks, DVDs or routers -- in the always-connected, copyright mad, instantly-upgradeable firmware age, companies are often quick to remove some or all functionality at a whim, leaving you with little more than a receipt and a dream of dumb technology days gone by.

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I side with the company on this one gus3 4 871 Apr 8, 2017 6:09 PM

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