View Full Version : Acacia OWN's the rights to digital streaming!
14th July 2003, 15:46
What's up with this?
Does the Acacia Research corporation OWN the rights to digital streaming and video-on-demand?
More info @ http://www.wired.com/news/business/0,1367,59598,00.html
and @ http://www.acaciaresearch.com/main.html
Okay, they are after p0rn sites now, but what's next?
14th July 2003, 20:11
That is absolutely insane. Good god some people need to get a grip on reality.
I bet some half baked legal " expert " dreamed that plan up. Leave it to lawyers to screw things up royally.
I think I will run out and patent all forms of food. Yup, I can see the money rolling in now.
yea well we will see about this when they try to sue someone who actually does have a legal budget and can afford to fight them. As you can see they go after people who really don't know much about it or can't afford to pay someone who does or is willing to fight. I'd like to see them go up against a company the likes of Yahoo! or AOL, which both create streaming technologies and use them.
14th July 2003, 20:42
All they need to do is create a legal "presidence". With a standing legal presidnece things can still get very tricky, even if you have a huge legal budget and staff.
it's still quite a gamble for them, and they know this. Even with a presidence they still have to worry about this sort of activity coming back to bite them.
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