Thursday, February 9, 2012

Patent Troll Claims to have Rights over the Web

Patents and copyrights really are starting to get out of hand - and I suspect it will only serve to force all of us (authors, inventors, consumers) to really think about where we're heading.

For instance, take this case, where someone is claiming it has a patent over the interactive web, and that if you're doing something as simple as watching a video on your browser... then you have to pay him.

When we see companies as Microsoft and Apple, that so actively pursue their own patent rights, say it's time for "reasonable patent rules", I think it's a sign that something really must be done before our society gets (even more) stuck in endless and circular patent wars that really have nothing to do with the concept of "patents" or "copyright" as it was intended.

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