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(FundAnything)   Adam Carolla needs your help to fight patent trolls and save podcasting. Makes a simple, cogent and sober argument on his FundAnything page, making many wonder what he's done with the real Adam Carolla   (fundanything.com ) divider line
    More: Interesting, Adam Carolla, legal defense, Marc Maron, non-practicing entity, podcast  
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2014-03-05 04:21:57 PM  
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Yeah but he's kind of a douchebag, isn't he?
2014-03-05 01:35:49 PM  
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Mein Fuhrer I Can Walk: Loucifer: Not very bootstrappy begging for a handout like that.

4/10, since you did get legit replies.


Pointed sarcastic criticisms are not (always) trolling.  It was a good point.
2014-03-05 01:22:32 PM  
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It's hilarious how many of the Daily Show cult turned on Carolla as soon as they heard that Carolla was saying non-approved things, that he had said all along anyway.

You just got your cues from the usual places, and the hate was on.
2014-03-05 01:22:24 PM  
1 vote:
This guy claims that his cassette by mail subscription service makes him the inventor of all episodic content delivery.  It would seem to me that the fact that magazines have been around for a few centuries would invalidate the patent.  After all, a magazine is subscription based content delivery, and if the medium is irrelevant to the distribution method then the patent is meaningless.
2014-03-05 01:21:41 PM  
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Theaetetus: Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: Theaetetus: Actually, they claim ownership in things that other people did invent, who then sold the rights to them. For example, I invent a new cold fusion system, but I can't afford to build plants and become an electric utility. So I sell my rights in the invention to you. You then talk to every power company in the US and demand they pay you for their existing windmills because your patent at some point mentions a way of supporting a turbine using a steel support structure.

FTFY

In this case, that patent does legitimately describe podcasting. They're not really stretching it at all.
Now, in the future, if they started going after YouTube playlists or something, that might be more of a stretch.


Isnt the podcasting patent dispute I regards to a mail order tape patent that has been twisted into a podcasting patent, despite the numerous examples of prior history shown by EFF...
2014-03-05 12:55:27 PM  
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durbnpoisn: I can't believe there is actually a company out there self-described as "non-functioning" (or non-producing), that actually invests it's entire business plan in claiming ownership of things they didn't invent.

So, using this model, I could claim to have invented air, and charge everyone on the planet every time they use it.  This goes for everything from balloons to air travel, to breathing.
It seems pretty simple in my view for the courts to strike down this sort of thing for the nonsense that it is.

Patents are there for protection.  Not to beat people over the head until they pay you.


And even worse, once you pay for the extortion, it comes back to haunt you.

"No no no! You paid SnarcoPatentWorksAlpha. We represent SnarcoPatentWorksBeta - it's an entirely different company and we share joint licensing rights with the other guy."
2014-03-05 12:52:01 PM  
1 vote:
I can't believe there is actually a company out there self-described as "non-functioning" (or non-producing), that actually invests it's entire business plan in claiming ownership of things they didn't invent.

So, using this model, I could claim to have invented air, and charge everyone on the planet every time they use it.  This goes for everything from balloons to air travel, to breathing.
It seems pretty simple in my view for the courts to strike down this sort of thing for the nonsense that it is.

Patents are there for protection.  Not to beat people over the head until they pay you.
2014-03-05 12:47:00 PM  
1 vote:
Not very bootstrappy begging for a handout like that.
2014-03-05 10:08:29 AM  
1 vote:

Cewley: carolla: the girl part of the Man Show.


Don't you say that about Mr. Birchum.
 
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