DRM Comes to the Office Coffeemaker

Not only is DRM is the root of all evil but it’s coming to the coffeepot. Keurig Will Use DRM In New Coffee Maker To Lock Out Refill Market:

In a lawsuit (pdf) filed against Keurig by TreeHouse Foods, they claim Keurig has been busy striking exclusionary agreements with suppliers and distributors to lock competing products out of the market. What’s more, TreeHouse points out that Keurig is now developing a new version of their coffee maker that will incorporate the java-bean equivalent of DRM — so that only Keurig’s own coffee pods can be used in it

Spotted via techdirt, More Evidence People Don’t Learn from the Past

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