Acacia Decides To Be Friendly And Lower Extortion Demands
from the we're-not-quite-that-evil dept
Apparently realizing that their attempt to force universities to pay up for offering courses streaming online was getting something of a sympathetic reaction, Acacia has decided to reduce their licensing fees for Universities. Perhaps they realized they needed to do something as their attack on universities was making people realize that (a) this never should have been patented in the first place and (b) holding universities hostage via patents demonstrates exactly how patents can be abused. So, now they’re hoping they somehow look a bit nicer, by only trying to extort a smaller amount of money from universities. Maybe this will knock them down from the number one spot on the EFF’s list of all-around awful patents that need to be pulled.
Comments on “Acacia Decides To Be Friendly And Lower Extortion Demands”
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I think you’ve got the wrong url on the second link in this post. It takes me to a page about automobile blackboxes/insurance.
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It wasn’t the wrong URL when I posted it… I keep forgeting that the Daily Press reuses the *same URLs* each day. It’s an incredibly stupid policy, and I need to remember to stop using them.
I’ve changed the URL to another version of the story.
Thanks for pointing it out.