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Minecraft developer sued by aggressive litigator over DRM patent | Ars Technica
The company for Minecraft has been sued for patent violation because there are security measures taken to prevent piracy. He says he'll fight it.
ArsTechnica  via:ArsTechnica  law  ip-law  patent  softwarepatents  patentabuse 
july 2012 by mcherm
Google resolves WebM licensing conflict with BSD license
Google tried to license code with a clause that you can't sue Google, but that's not GPL compatible. So now they're licensing the code as BSD and licensing the patents with a loose-it-if-you-sue-us-for-patent-infringement limitation.
law  contractlaw  copyright  patent  ip-law  softwarelicenses  softwarepatents  via:ArsTechnica  ArsTechnica 
june 2010 by mcherm
Re: License for Google's patent
Google grants Apache a license to write Hadoop and MapReduce. Google is still on the side of the angels, but I wish this weren't necessary.
patent  law  ip-law  softwarepatents  google  apache  opensource  via:HackerNews 
april 2010 by mcherm
Westwood’s Turbine Inc. named in patent infringement lawsuit - The Boston Globe
Okay, every MMO can now be sued because someone has a patent on making people who are logged into a server see the same thing at the same time.
via:slashdot  law  ip-law  patent  patentabuse  softwarepatents 
september 2009 by mcherm
The Case against Literary (and Software) Patents
A decent article from the Cato institute about why we should get rid of software patents. I fully agree.
law  ip-law  patent  cato  softwarepatents  via:slashdot 
august 2009 by mcherm

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