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Old 2010-03-04, 09:42   Link #6366
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Join Date: Feb 2009
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Age: 29
I don't think it is broken, you can't license a generic piece of technology. Similarly, you can license your brand of PCs, but you can't license the PC. It is anti-competitive.
If you recall to the Tivo vs Echostar lawsuit over the DVR patent, it's pretty much the same old thing. As you know, Tivo is not the only manufacture of DVRs, but others for example...

However, if these companies are granted these type of patents that is so general, it just proves that the patent system is broken since they shouldn't be granted in the first place, just like Nokia's GSM technology which is used in most cell phones.
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