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Canon sued for disabling scann
  1. === Canon sued for disabling scanner when printers run out of ink
  2.  
  3. “Canon USA is being sued for not allowing owners of certain printers to
  4. use the scanner or faxing functions if they run out of ink.
  5.  
  6. David Leacraft, a customer of Canon, filed the class action lawsuit on
  7. Tuesday alleging deceptive marketing and unjust enrichment by the printer
  8. manufacturer.
  9. Refusing to scan when out of ink
  10.  
  11. While using his Pixma MG6320 printer from Canon, the plaintiff was
  12. surprised to discover that the “all-in-one” machine would refuse to
  13. scan or fax documents if the printer ran out of ink.
  14.  
  15. As ink is not necessary to perform scans or faxes, the argument is that the
  16. printer features should continue to work even if there is no ink in the
  17. device.
  18.  
  19. “Plaintiff Leacraft would not have purchased the device or would not have
  20. paid as much for it had he known that he would have to maintain ink in the
  21. device in order to scan documents,” reads the complaint for the class
  22. action lawsuit.
  23.  
  24. Since at least 2016, other customers have contacted Canon about this exact
  25. problem and were told by support agents that ink cartridges must be
  26. installed and contain ink to use the printer’s features, as shown by the
  27. agent’s response below.”
  28.  
  29. https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/legal/canon-sued-for-disabling-scanne
  30. r-when-printers-run-out-of-ink/
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  32. - Archived:
  33. https://web.archive.org/web/20211017132757/https://www.bleepingcomputer.com
  34. /news/legal/canon-sued-for-disabling-scanner-when-printers-run-out-of-ink/
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  36. - Discussion:
  37. https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=28888214
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