Using the DCMA to block competition in secondary markets

Techdirt has a posting about another situation where someone is trying to use the DCMA for a purpose other than what it was intended (to prohibit breaking security mechanisms that were put in place to protect copyrighted content such as music and movies). The latest example is a company called Tracfone that sells subsidized pre-paid cell phones that is apparently using the DCMA to sue another company that is unlocking its phones. See EFF for the full story. A copy of the complaint, in PDF, is available here.