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Re: [dvd-discuss] MovieMask - I'm sure the lawsuit is on its way

The question would be what they did that was novel? The IDEA of doing it 
was discussed here. If it's only the idea (device to play different DVD 
sequences in different order_ all they are patenting then it will be 
another bogus patent...BTW - HOW does this device differ from a sequencer 
on a CD player? (other than possibley being more complex!)

Maybe Openlaw should start another section devoted to our patent system 
and the silly, fraudulent, bogus patents issued and others claimed to be 

"Ernest Miller" <ernest.miller@yale.edu>
Sent by: owner-dvd-discuss@eon.law.harvard.edu
11/14/01 01:35 PM
Please respond to dvd-discuss

        To:     <dvd-discuss@eon.law.harvard.edu>
        Subject:        Re: [dvd-discuss] MovieMask - I'm sure the lawsuit is on its way

GOOD POINT.  Someone should check.  Why you ask?  Trilogy Studios, maker 
this product, claim to have several patents pending.

----- Original Message -----
From: Tom <tom@lemuria.org>
To: <dvd-discuss@eon.law.harvard.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, November 14, 2001 5:31 PM
Subject: Re: [dvd-discuss] MovieMask - I'm sure the lawsuit is on its way

> On Wed, Nov 14, 2001 at 01:21:32PM -0800, Bryan Taylor wrote:
> > This is a fantastic example of the kind of fair use that requires
> > tools. Who can argue that you should not be allowed to strip the
profanity out
> > of
> > an R rated movie so that little Johnie can watch it.
> does anyone remember that this very idea - creating just navigation
> info and making that available for download - was discussed on this
> very list? that was quite a while ago, long enough for a reader of the
> list to turn it into a product...
> --
> pub  1024D/D88D35A6 2001-11-14 Tom Vogt <tom@lemuria.org>
>      Key fingerprint = 276B B7BB E4D8 FCCE DB8F  F965 310B 811A D88D