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News Discovery sues Amazon over Kindle

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 18 Mar 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    p3n New Member

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    I think DARPA were first to invent the internet?
     
  3. B1GBUD

    B1GBUD ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Accidentally Funny

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    [USRF]Obiwan New Member

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    its crisis time again and everybody is suing everybody again for some free money in the pocket....
     
  5. E7130

    E7130 Shinju

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    You can only patent one method of doing something, you can't cover them all Discovery. Like multi-touch, there a lots of ways of doing it that is why Apple isn't suing people over their touch interfaces.
     
  6. ChaosDefinesOrder

    ChaosDefinesOrder Vapourmodder

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    prior art much?
     
  7. Jenny_Y8S

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    I frigging hate patent law !
     
  8. steveo_mcg

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    Mister_X Chaotic Neutral

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    As someone who got a Sony E-Reader at christmas there, i hope the kindle crashes and burns. Not that i think it will.
    I grudgingly admit its a fine wee device.
     
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    well, patent law is not hte problem...the law is good. it is the greedy idiots trying to say "i patented everything! pay me!!!"
     
  11. pizan

    pizan that's n00b-tastic

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    Discovery is only getting back at amazon because amazon did it to them when they launched their web store.
     
  12. ssj12

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    this shows a major flaw in the patent system...
     
  13. scarrmrcc

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    but those idiots rarely actually win.

    it is kinda like how i could sue...you for the sky being blue. would i win? nope, but i could sue you for it.
     
  14. steveo_mcg

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    Really Amazon did...
     
  15. Farting Bob

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    Since you already own what is in your opinion the better product, why would you care if it fails?

    Anyway, as far as i can tell Discovery is talking out their ass. They were far from the first to offer web downloads that contained DRM which allowed it to be played on a particular device. I hope they take this all the way and waste millions of dollars.
     
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