Copy Protection Patent Holder Demands Twelve Percent Of iTunes' Revenue
from the good-luck-with-that-plan dept
Not even sure where to start with this one. Someone who owns a patent on a copy protection technique is apparently claiming that Apple's iTunes offering is in violation, and therefore, he deserves 12% of all of the revenue from iTunes. He's obviously hoping for a good chunk of change in a settlement, but maybe this is just one more argument why companies shouldn't bother with copy protection. It just gets them all messed up in patent lawsuits. Darn those intellectual property laws... oh wait, that's what they were trying to protect with the copy protection in the first place. Of course, next thing you know, we'll find out that someone claims the patent on offering non-copy protected music files.