HP has been sued again over its third-party ink ban

Whether there is an all-powerful God or not, He certainly exists and hates printers. Like Bluetooth, printers go against the will of God, violating universal laws to such an extent that they must be forced not to work in completely intolerable ways. As such, the people who make them are cursed The purest evil In every work. HP is being sued again.

The printers never worked. Well, never when anyone needs them to. They work when you first set them up, printing that page of text to get your hopes up, but when you have to print your boarding pass and leave the flight in 43 minutes, they won’t even light up. This is because, as we explained previously, it is blasphemy against our Creator.

The problem is that as printer technology has improved in recent years, paper jams are much less likely, and sophisticated digital displays can give us more coherent feedback on why only the left side of an image is being printed that you desperately need. It should be done already. In response, printer manufacturers were forced to step up their evil game, going to great lengths to render the machines unusable at a moment’s notice. HP is really leaning in this regard, with its attempts to prevent people from using affordable third-party ink cartridges in their hell-powered machines.

This is all done via a nifty piece of DRM hardware called Dynamic Security, where HP printers look for a chip on the ink cartridges, and if it’s not its own, the printer just ignores the work. It’s so shitty, and as Ars Technica Reports, previously cost the company millions of dollars in cases that were settled within the past few years. However, despite the numerous times the company has doled out cash to quash lawsuits, it continues to pull the same old trick. That’s why another lawsuit was filed, this time in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, seeking $5 million and a jury trial.

This new case alleges that HP rolled out a firmware update to printers in late 2022, telling them all to fold their arms and refuse to work, right after its ink prices soared. Ink that costs more than just buying another printer.

Don’t forget, this is the same company that has its “subscription service,” Instant Ink, which encourages customers to sign up for a contract to be charged for ink whether they use it or not. You pay a monthly fee to HP for the right to more ink when your current cartridge runs out, even if, as I discovered to my great embarrassment, it doesn’t run out for several months.

In fact, I only discovered this after I purchased a new official HP ink cartridge for my printer, because I was sent a replacement cartridge months ago and I was rarely printing things, so much so that I completely forgot about it. And imagine what?! Company Special cartridge He rejected the work because it was not instant ink. Which was…amazing. The other one was gone, but because it wasn’t reported to be sold out, I couldn’t get another one…

Why should HP be allowed to force their printers to only work with their own cut cartridges? Well, there’s no reason, and that’s why you keep handing out millions of dollars to settle all these cases. Did I cover this tech story on a gaming site just so I could express how much I hate HP? I’m sure about that!

We contacted HP to ask why they keep paying so much money, but they are not stopping this practice.

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