1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act
If memory serves correctly, DMCA in 1998 was about protecting digital content; television, movies, music, books, etc. Along with limiting the liability of ISPs. It was passed by unanimous vote in the Senate.
Interesting read on Wikipedia: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Millennium_Copyright_Act
Protecting batteries, print cartridges, and other consumables was not discussed nor do I think was meant to be covered by the legislation. No way 100 senators from opposition parties would vote like that.
It’s just an unintended consequence that needs to be fixed.