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[News] Amazon Angers Customers After Microsoft Sellout

  • Subject: [News] Amazon Angers Customers After Microsoft Sellout
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2010 09:41:31 +0000
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Why I Will Not Link to Amazon Anymore

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| By signing a deal with Microsoft, for 
| technology that the Free and Open Source 
| Community developed, Amazon has shown a lack 
| of respect for the âIntellectual Propertyâ of 
| the Free and Open Source Software Community. 
| Amazonâs action is an attack on the 
| community. It can also be considered an 
| attack on the Constitution of the United 
| States of America, which states
|     To promote the Progress of Science and 
|     useful Arts, by securing for limited 
|     Times to Authors and Inventors the 
|     exclusive Right to their respective 
|     Writings and Discoveries;
| The wording above makes mention only of the 
| Authors and Inventors. The drafters of the 
| U.S. Constitution clearly meant that only the 
| Author or Inventor of a work or invention can 
| speak for that work or invention. Therefore 
| if there are issues with a work or invention, 
| the party who has the issues must approach 
| the Author or Inventor, not a third party 
| such as Amazon. In simple terms, Amazon has 
| no right to admit that the Linux Kernel 
| infringes on Microsoftâs patents, only the 
| Authors or Inventors of the Kernel have that 
| right. By making an admission that they have 
| no right to make, Amazon has engaged in what 
| is known as âSlander of Title.â


Apple Sues HTC For Patent Infringement â Mad Hatter Article Confuses Everybody

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| So if you are considering a lawsuit against a 
| competitor who uses Free and Open Source 
| Software in the product you claim infringes 
| on your patents or copyrights, donât expect 
| the community to like what you are doing, and 
| do expect them to do something about it.



How Hard Is It To Realize That One-Click Buying Doesn't Deserve A Patent?

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| Amazon and Jeff Bezos (who a decade ago was
| a founder of a project to bust bogus
| patents) have aggressively fought to keep
| the patent alive. And so we've now entered
| the fifth year of the review process, which
| seems to involve some rather annoyed USPTO
| patent examiners, who are fed up with what
| appears to be Amazon simply dumping
| busywork on the examiners to avoid a final
| rejection of the patent.


Amazon 1-Click Patent Survives Almost Unscathed

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| Zordak writes "Amazon's infamous '1-click'
| patent has been in reexamination at the
| USPTO for almost four years. Patently-O now
| reports that 'the USPTO confirmed the
| patentability of original claims 6-10 and
| amended claims 1-5 and 11-26. The approved-
| of amendment adds the seeming trivial
| limitation that the one-click system
| operates as part of a 'shopping cart model.'
| Thus, to infringe the new version of the
| patent, an eCommerce retailer must use a
| shopping cart model (presumably non-1-click)
| alongside of the 1-click version. Because
| most retail eCommerce sites still use the
| shopping cart model, the added limitation
| appears to have no practical impact on the
| patent scope.'"


Amazon One-Click Patent Slides Through Reexamination


Amazon.com's 1-Click patent confirmed following re-exam


US Patent Office Decides That One Click Really Is Patentable


One Click Patent Reexamination over - with claims amended and other Amazon applications rejected in light of my prior art

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