Tag: lawsuit

The Word of Notch – On Patents

Notch (the guy who started Minecraft) has a really good piece on why patents are a bad idea.

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Ars Technica – Verizon sues to halt FCC’s net neutrality rules

How about the uncertainty for businesses to know if next month they’ll have to pay fees to not have their sites arbitrarily slowed down?

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Ars Technica – Sanctioned: P2P lawyer fined $10,000 for “staggering chutzpah”

Seriously stupid and unethical moves by this lawyer.

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paidContent – More Bad News For Groupon: Sales Team Files Class-Action Suit

Obviously can’t speak to validity of this lawsuit but it wouldn’t shock me.

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Ars Technica – Does not compute: court says only hard math is patentable

The court seems to be trying to not rule against all software patents while acknowledging they are broken and need to be reformed.

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Electronic Frontier Foundation – Open WiFi and Liability for Copyright Infringement: Setting the Record Straight

The line about “online debates” had me giggling.

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Groklaw – Google Reexam Requests Devastating to Lodsys

What’s interesting about this story is the suspicion that Google and Apple had not previously filed re-examination requests because their agreements with Lodsys prevented such an action, apparently not so at least for Google.

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Freedom to Tinker – Google+Motorola = Software Patent Indictment

That point is the reason patents are a blight on the software industry, you can’t just stop being a part of the system. Patents are a field of hidden landmines for any person/company that does software of any sort.

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FARK.com – Patent-infringement lawsuit against Fark settled for zero dollars. Also, patent trolls suck hairy donkey balls

Whee the patent system is working so well.

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This American Life – When Patents Attack!

Not upset enough about patents, spend an hour and you’ll get even more upset.

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