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Title    Keurig Cup DRM Cracked
Date    Monday February 02 2015, @07:09AM
Author    LaminatorX
Topic   
from the cafe-libre dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=15/02/02/0349239

tt2497980 writes:

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.

Links

  1. "Coke took 10% stake in the company," - http://www.forbes.com/sites/samanthasharf/2014/02/05/do-it-yourself-coke-coca-cola-buys-stake-in-keurig-maker-green-mountain-coffee/
  2. "ink cartridge DRM of IBM/Lexmark." - https://www.eff.org/cases/lexmark-v-static-control-case-archive
  3. "Freedom Clip" - https://www.gourmet-coffee.com/Keurig-DRM-Freedom-Clip.html

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