[ic] Patent issues?
Sun, 7 Jan 2001 20:50:12 -0600 (CST)
Actually part of the problem is proving prior use. Amazon has patented
it, and claims to have developed this concept. I don't happen to believe
their claim. This is a lot like the thumbnail patent that ebay has got.
I had thumbnails running on a site in 95. If I am not mistaken they
patented this long after I had them in use. If anyone has proof of prior
use their patent should be thrown out.
I can't give legal advice, but I can send them to lawyers that can.
> On Thu, Jan 04, 2001 at 07:31:56PM -0800, db wrote:
> > > C. does this violate one-click?
> > Who cares. It's GPL'd. We'll distribute the patches from an ftp mirror in
> > uganda or something.
> Pity that has nothing to do with patent violation. Not only does GPL not
> protect you from patent violation, but distributing the software from
> somewhere not covered by the patent will only cover the *distributor* of
> the software, not the end users. Won't the end users still be in
> violation of the patent? (Assuming, of course, that the software does
> actually use some patented invention/technology.)
> Anyone know any more about this?
> > Amazon shamyyzon.
> Oh, if it were only that simple. :)
> Regards, /|/|
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