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I Heard A Part-Owner of Theirs Hates When You Do That

Amazon Countersues Discovery Over Kindle Patents. Amazon (AMZN) has sued cable network Discovery Communications (DISCA), claiming it violates four e-commerce patents, such as search and recommendation technologies. Amazon also filed counterclaims in response to a suit Discovery filed in March, … Continue reading

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Discovery Sues Amazon Over Infringement of Ebook Patent Filed One-Year After Launch of Rocket eBook

Cnet write-up.  Copy of complaint. Rocket eBook, which predates filing of patent, and allowed for purchasing of content over phone lines. Definition of prior art. I wonder how advertising’s been going for DISC in Silver Spring, MD.

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I’m Also Not As Enthusiastic About Fighting Over Things Which Don’t Make Money

Amazon, while not conceding the underlying legalities, says they’ll let rights-holders decide whether or not to enable Text-To-Speech.  Cue the DRM cacophony on how no publisher should ever, ever, ever deny the right to hear a voice aloud.  And, seriously, … Continue reading

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Fits and Starts

So, I’m looking at how long it takes for books to move from this server to the new server.  And, it’s… gonna be a while (slow pipe for Munsey’s current host… but you knew that). At this rate, I’ll probably … Continue reading

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