Tom Fine wrote:
>...No way every licensee of MP3 for
>playback didn't dot the
>i's and cross the t's years ago.
According to a friend of mine who is a student of the tales of David Sarnoff, this is only the tip of an iceberg.
The entire personal computer industry was built on playing fast and loose with intellectual property. Now that everybody has consolidated, the game becomes trying to earn money from operations as opposed to selling more dreams to investors. Each of these companies has a team of lawyers going over exactly what technology each owns and what might be done about the massive levels of patent infringement that exist everywhere.
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