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Adam Carolla Joins Fight Against Patent Troll

tor528 (896250) writes | about 3 months ago

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tor528 (896250) writes "Patent troll Personal Audio has sued top podcasters including Adam Carolla and HowStuffWorks, claiming that they own the patent for delivery of episodic content over the Internet. Adam Carolla is fighting back and has started a Fund Anything campaign to cover legal fees. From the Fund Anything campaign page: "If Adam Carolla loses this battle, then every other Podcast will be quickly shut down. Why? Because Patent Trolls like Personal Audio would use a victory over Carolla as leverage to extort money from every other Podcast.. As you probably know, Podcasts are inherently small, owner-operated businesses that do not have the financial resources to fight off this type of an assault. Therefore, Podcasts as we know them today would cease to exist."

James Logan of Personal Audio answered Slashdotters' questions in June 2013.
Links to the patent in question can be found on Personal Audio's website.
The EFF filed a challenge against Personal Audio's podcasting patent in October 2013."

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soundcloud-com Need a HOSTS file for that site. (1)

Trax3001BBS (2368736) | about 4 months ago | (#46570027)

All of the PodCast are from soundcloud.com
Don't go in unprepared web beacons are just the start, they got everything going to collect your info
Third parties not covered by the privacy policy, will have access to certain information about you,
Cookies https://soundcloud.com/pages/c... [soundcloud.com]
Privacy https://soundcloud.com/pages/p... [soundcloud.com]

It's a bad place if your avoiding tracking.

The Patent in question I couldn't find in the summery or at the fundanything-com site

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