Eu bans Amazon One-Click style patents

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by whooleytoo, Jun 19, 2003.

  1. whooleytoo macrumors 603

    whooleytoo

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    Yahoo reports that the European Parliment has introduced new patent laws; including banning "business method" style patents; such as Amazon's One-Click shopping.

    It should be interesting to see what effect this has on Apple; as one of the few licensees of One Click shopping; as well as the general effect of having such different patent laws between the US and the EU.

    Story here:
    http://biz.yahoo.com/djus/030617/1229001026_2.html
    Mike.
     
  2. Ugg macrumors 68000

    Ugg

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    It's about time. The US system is absolutely idiotic. True innovation is not about routine business practices, if it were then a rolodex method for keeping track of frequent customers' info should be patentable.
     

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