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Posted Wednesday, January 29, 2014 8:53 PM


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Posted Thursday, January 30, 2014 12:47 AM
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Well, that 1-click patent by Amazon really ticks me. I'm a passionate customer of Amazon and I think I'll let them know my opinion on this absurd patent.
Where things have really taken a bad turn is with these patent trolls. Soon they will come up with some patents on the best way to troll around in this world.
And thanks for that link to the PDF describing copyright basics. It's a good read.
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Was there anyone whose heart's cockles were left unwarmed by this story? An oldie but goldie.

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/01/how-newegg-crushed-the-shopping-cart-patent-and-saved-online-retail/

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Well you can blame Disney for a lot of the copyright extensions.



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Laws have to cover a lot of ground. Here is some congressional testimony from Mark Twain on copyright law:
http://www.thecapitol.net/Publications/testifyingbeforecongress_Twain.html

In brief, his arguemnt is that ideas are property like any other and that if you can take ideas, you should be able to take a coal mine after a certain amount of time.
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Posted Thursday, January 30, 2014 6:52 AM
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I suppose Amazon's 1-click technology is more of an idea and cute name than a technology. And maybe Amazon really wants to hold on to that term '1-click' so that it gets exclusively associated with Amazon. Maybe this is more of a copyright issue than a patent issue. In fact the '1-click' button has the classic (R) symbol in it. And so it did a patent as well to cover all the bases. So be it.
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I cannot imagine our world if Codd had a patent on 3rd normal form and blocked others from creating the modern database engine.
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Posted Thursday, January 30, 2014 6:58 AM
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EricEyster (1/30/2014)
I cannot imagine our world if Codd had a patent on 3rd normal form and blocked others from creating the modern database engine.

Uuuhhh, that would be scary!
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Posted Thursday, January 30, 2014 7:00 AM


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Yes there's something seriously wrong with some of the patent applications.
They are anti-competitive / anti-imaginative and it makes me wonder how in the hell they are upheld.

New Planet Money have done a brilliant one about Podcasts.
I would suspect the same issues arise with software patents.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2013/11/06/243243244/episode-462-when-patents-hit-the-podcast

Check this out - Some years ago Jim Logan considers podcasting on cassette tapes but can't make a success of it so folds the company. 30 years later he thinks he can sue everyone left and right despite not having created any of the technology purely based on the idea that he thought about playlists on cassette tapes (despite every person and his dog making up playlists on tapes). He even went back and recently revised the patent to add protection to his copyright.

New Planet Money is an excellent podcast if you want really interesting economic discussions.
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Michael Meierruth (1/30/2014)
I suppose Amazon's 1-click technology is more of an idea and cute name than a technology. And maybe Amazon really wants to hold on to that term '1-click' so that it gets exclusively associated with Amazon. Maybe this is more of a copyright issue than a patent issue. In fact the '1-click' button has the classic (R) symbol in it. And so it did a patent as well to cover all the bases. So be it.


I share your sentiments. However, from personal experience, I can tell you there are still plenty of databases out their that look like they were designed by someone that thought the rights to 3NF were owned by someone else!


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