The people who are responsible for the licensing of HDMI ( High-Definition Multimedia Interface ) are now making a demand for companies that are making DisplayPort-to-HDMI cables/converters, that they need to stop their productions of those and recall ALL products.
The President of HDMI Licensing, Steve Venuti, says the following:
"We are committed to protecting the over 1,000 HDMI adopters and the many consumers who use HDMI products by enforcing the HDMI trademark against counterfeiters." "It is our goal to have only legitimate and authentic HDMI products on the market and CBP enforcement is one of many strategies we utilize as a part of our larger global strike against counterfeiters."
There have been 32 shipments containing fake HDMI products such as DVD Players, adapters, cables and other electronic projectors since January 2010, all of these have been seized or destroyed at the US ports.
I can understand that it’s not allowed to make copies of a licensed product, but making a converter illegal? I don’t get the point of that!