Wednesday, February 15, 2006

10 Worst Patents from EFF

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has pulled together their own list of the 10 worst patents that should never have been issued by the US Patent and Trademark Office. No. 2 on the list is Clear Channel's claim that they own the patent on the ability to produce live recordings on digital media at concerts! This patent has finally made its way to a review by the USPTO a couple of years after it was issued. This has been why you can't buy live recordings immediately after a concert; Clear Channel wants their cut for using their "patent!" Here's their Top 10 List here.

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