W3C moves to rollback Eolas patent lawsuit

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  1. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

    Rower_CPU

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    http://www.w3.org/2003/10/28-906-briefing

    Finally, a salient argument brought up by the W3C against this ridiculous lawsuit that will pretty much screw over any sort of multimedia in websites.

    I hope this gathers some steam...
     
  2. panphage macrumors 6502

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    There was an article online somewhere where the fellow was trying to show prior art using Lotus Notes I think by setting up a virtual machine with old versions of lotus notes and windows. I assume prior to the patent. ;)

    Anyway, he demonstrated prior art to his own satisfaction, maybe he can point the W3C lawyers in that direction to give them more art, especially since this was an actual working demonstration of the same functionality as the patent, rather than just a series of documents describing the functionality.

    If I can find a link to the article, I'll post it here.

    EDIT: BINGO! http://www.ozzie.net/blog/stories/2003/09/12/savingTheBrowser.html

    Now, where's Tim B-L's email address...
     
  3. Rower_CPU thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Good article, thanks. And yes, I hope the W3C takes note, too.
     

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