Monday, November 03, 2003

In the wake of their courtroom success in claiming infringement of their streaming patent by the porn industry, Acacia have now decided to go after higher education institutions.

"Acacia has sent Virginia and other colleges a letter making an audacious claim: that the company owns long-forgotten patents covering the use of sound and video on the Web and is entitled to 2 percent of the revenue from courses that use such technology. The patents, which expire in
2011, cover the concept behind storing and transmitting sound and video, not the technical details."

This doesn't surprise me but I'm none the less angry.

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