theodp writes "On Tuesday, the USPTO published Microsoft's newly granted patent for Processing Playlists which the software giant explains covers "smart playlists" (i.e., not static) such as "My Kazaa Music," "Songs I like on Sunday night," "Songs I like, that I've not heard of recent," and "Sucky music." " This goes well with their patent on music appreciation, though they may want to distance themselves from Kazaa these days after the latest ruling in the Australian case against them. How long until a greedy lawyer connects the two and suggests that Microsoft is now "inducing" copyright infringement by encouraging people to use Kazaa with this patent?
If you liked this post, you may also be interested in...
- Documents Show LA Sheriff's Department Hired Thieves, Statutory Rapists And Bad Cops
- Unarmed Man Charged With Assault Because NYC Police Shot At Him And Hit Random Pedestrians
- Judge In No Fly Case Explains To DOJ That It Can't Claim Publicly Released Info Is Secret
- German Court Says CEO Of Open Source Company Liable For 'Illegal' Functions Submitted By Community
- More Schools Reconsidering Zero Tolerance Policies And On-Campus Law Enforcement