Software Patent Mania - Amazon tries it again

Software Patent Mania - Amazon tries it again

Post by firewoodmik » Sat, 14 Dec 2002 13:51:24



Wrap your brains around this little item:

http://www.nypost.com/technology/64022.htm

Where will it end?  This is an old article, but relevant

http://www.nytimes.com/library/magazine/home/20000312mag-patents.html

 
 
 

1. Lycos Wins Spider Patent [was Re: Fight Software Patents (was Re: Software Patents & Copyright...)]

Read it and weep (be sure to highlight the whole url, which will likely
wrap):

http://www.infoseek.com/Content?col=NX&arn=a2636reuff-19980609&dbid=4...
SINESS&ak=news420&kt=A

Now, for the next 20 years, anyone who uses the simple, obvious "spider"
approach for indexing and/or searching the Internet must pay Lycos a
royalty, or suffer the consequences.

Bill House

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