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Thread: BT and hypertext copyright

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    Unhappy BT and hypertext copyright

    Next week, NY's Federal court will decide an hystorical sentence.

    British Telecom has requested to an American ISP (Prodigy) royalty regards hypertext copyright. BT has found a patent of 1989 where is explained an old tecnology of frist 70's: hypertext.

    If Fed court give all reason to BT, british ISP can request royalty for everyone click on the web !!!

    Imagine what brake for internet's development !!!

    related links:
    What is essential is invisible
    to the eye ...

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    Senior Member
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    Jan 2002
    Trust a Limey company to come up with something like that.


    Dam Limeys get everywhere.

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    Priapistic Monk KorpDeath's Avatar
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    Dec 2001
    There's no way that copyright will hold up in court. The implications reach way too far. Not to mention how will you go about counting links to find out how much to pay them?
    Mankind have a great aversion to intellectual labor; but even supposing knowledge to be easily attainable, more people would be content to be ignorant than would take even a little trouble to acquire it.
    - Samuel Johnson

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    Dec 2001
    It won't hold water. BT is in way over their heads.

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