The iTunes Interface Is Illegal?

from the ah,-software-patents... dept

Just in case you need a bit more evidence for why software patents are a bad idea, we have Slashdot pointing out that Apple has been sued over the interface used in iTunes. Apparently, the UI design for a software media player was patented a few years ago. If you question how this is possibly patentable, you win today’s prize… which, if you’re in Europe, probably is that you’ll be stuck with similar bogus lawsuits and patent shakedowns for the rest of your lives thanks to clueless politicians. Congratulations and enjoy…

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