Printers and the Supreme Court?

This is an everyday issue that may go onto Gorsuch’s docket.


In this post I will write about a court case, regarding printer cartridges, which recently reached the U.S. Supreme Court. In a nutshell, the Supreme Court was faced this dispute: should individuals be allowed to refill their used toner cartridges? Despite the fact that this looks like a fairly simple argument, the verdict could have striking implications for numerous industries – these are discussed at the end of this blog post.

Eric Smith’s small company, Impression Products, fills and sells used printer cartridges. They do this in order to recycle and make use of old, empty printer cartridges that would have otherwise probably gone to landfill. This sounds innocent and harmless; Impression Products are not only saving the environment through their work, they’re making filled printer cartridges more affordable for those on low incomes. Unfortunately for Impression Products, the companies that initially supply and sell new printer cartridges to consumers…

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About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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