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Archived updates for Wednesday, June 30, 2004

EFF Identifies "Harmful" Patents

According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Patent Busting Project, "The harm these patents cause the public is profound."

  • One-click online shopping (U.S. Patent No. 5,960,411.)

  • Online shopping carts (U.S. Patent No. 5,715,314.)

  • The hyperlink (U.S. Patent No. 4,873,662.)

  • Video streaming (U.S. Patent No. 5,132,992.)

  • Internationalizing domain names (U.S. Patent No. 6,182,148.)

  • Pop-up windows (U.S. Patent No. 6,389,458.)

  • Targeted banner ads (U.S. Patent No. 6,026,368.)

  • Paying with a credit card online (U.S. Patent No. 6,289,319.)

  • Framed browsing; (U.S. Patent Nos. 5,933,841 & 6,442,574.) and

  • Affiliate linking (U.S. Patent No. 6,029,141.)
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