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posted by LaminatorX on Monday February 02 2015, @07:09AM   Printer-friendly
from the cafe-libre dept.

Well, that didn't take long!

Last year, after Coke took 10% stake in the company, Keurig started shipping a new version of their instant coffee machines. The primary 'improvement' was the addition of DRM designed to exclude any coffee not approved by Keurig. It is a scheme very much like the ink cartridge DRM of IBM/Lexmark.

One coffee maker has decided to crack that Keurig's DRM and are now shipping a device you insert into the maker that lets you spoof it into thinking any coffee is 'authorized.' They are capitalizing on their new Freedom Clip by giving it away along with free samples of their coffee.

 
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  • (Score: 5, Informative) by NotSanguine on Monday February 02 2015, @09:03AM

    by NotSanguine (285) <NotSanguineNO@SPAMSoylentNews.Org> on Monday February 02 2015, @09:03AM (#140251) Homepage Journal

    From August, 2014 [theverge.com]

    And from December, 2014 [treehugger.com]

    Is this a new and different hack, or just someone looking to commercialize defeating the Keurig DRM?

    I'm not saying this is bad, nor am I saying this is old news, but is it really even news? Or am I missing something?

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