BT Has a Patent on Hyperlinking
from the oh-my dept
Apparently British Telecom received a patent over ten years ago on the idea of hyperlinking and now they’re going to try to enforce it. Somehow I get the feeling there will be such negative backlash that this will go away pretty quickly. They say they’re going to target ISPs, and not personal users, but the whole concept is pretty ridiculous.
Comments on “BT Has a Patent on Hyperlinking”
Someone at Xerox or Apple (hypercard stack anyone?) should challenge this right quick. BT claims the patent is from back in 75 or so. THe british post office apparently has just about as much right to claim this because they were one company at the time.
The brits are just sorry they lost their empire over the last 100 years.
same as amazon
this is just as ridiculous as Amazon patenting the one-click technique