Thursday, January 03, 2013

EFF site tracks abusive patent applications

Visitors ought to look at Electronic Frontier Foundation’s “patent-busting project” website, where EFF explains its successes in opposing or narrowing various “frivolous” or abusive patents, with link here. EFF calls these “crimes against the public domain”. 

A few of these attracted my attention. One was for “”, and Internet test giving method that school systems could use, maybe even for the SOL’s in Virginia. 

Another would be Seer Systems, which is a system for assembling and distributing music work files, which composers would use.   Any system that could affect playback (or conversion to sheet music like in PDF files) of a midi file could be affected.  I encounter this process when I use Sibelius.  

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