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11/30/2010 11:24 AM EST
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re: AMS, NXP team up for RFID authentification
DrQuine   12/4/2010 7:35:31 PM
At what point are there legal requirements that non-OEM supplies that objectively meet the operational requirements must be allowed? My understanding was that voiding a warranty because non-OEM supplies were used (or non-manufacturer service in the case of a car) was not legal. Although I'm not an attorney, I've read online ( A/ "Your warranty can not be denied solely because you use third party products. Additionally, any damage claim by a service representative must be backed with proof that the damage was caused by the third party product and not solely on his/her opinion." B/ "Under the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and general principles of the Federal Trade Commission Act, a manufacturer may not require the use of any brand of ink (or any other article) unless the manufacturer provides the item free of charge under the terms of the warranty." (obviously ink is not provided free of charge) C/ Being forced by a manufacturer to use OEM brand supplies may also be a violation of the Sherman and Clayton Antitrust Acts which prohibit "tying" sales. What is the truth of the matter?

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re: AMS, NXP team up for RFID authentification
Luis Sanchez   11/30/2010 9:58:02 PM
I think this kind of authentication isn't very much appreciated in the emerging economies were people is always trying to save resources and I agree with daleste that the market might back-fire in such places. On the other hand, this can be very useful from the producers point of view because it can be used to put a stop to piracy.

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daleste   11/30/2010 3:31:42 PM
This is similar to the ink consumable in inkjet printers. The manufacturer makes their profit from the consumable instead of the actual device. This may be a good idea for the manufacturer, but the consumers have become more savvy. If I can't use discount vacuum bags or water filters, I won't buy the product. This could back fire.

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