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RE: [dvd-discuss] Patent anything
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- Subject: RE: [dvd-discuss] Patent anything
- From: "Richard Hartman" <hartman(at)onetouch.com>
- Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2003 11:22:28 -0700
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How the bloody #(@@!#$ do these things get patented?????
Patents are supposed to be for non-obvious inventions with
no prior art!
Even if you accept the recent change to allow "business models"
as inventions to be patented, isn't a monthly membership
fee freakin' obvious? Hasn't there been loads of prior art??
-Richard M. Hartman
186,000 mi/sec: not just a good idea, it's the LAW!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dean Sanchez [mailto:DSANCHEZ@fcci-group.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 25, 2003 6:49 AM
> To: Dvd Discussion Group (E-mail)
> Subject: [dvd-discuss] Patent anything
> If Netflix can get a patent on getting a monthly subscription
> fee, I should be able to get a patent on breathing. Everyone
> hold you breath until you pay up;)
> There is such a huge disconnect between what a "reasonable"
> person sees as appropriate and to what the IP industry is
> staking claim , is it any wonder that the average citizen is
> beginning to feel nothing but contempt for copyright and
> patent and ignore the law?