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British Telecommunications claims to own the Hyperlink Patent

Watch out, beacause they are claiming they should be paid for every Hyperlink used by millions of websites. /sigh

"A British company claimed in federal court Monday that it owns the patent on hyperlinks -- the single-click conveniences that take a Web surfer from one Internet page to another -- and should get paid for their daily use by millions of people.

But a federal judge with a laptop on her desk warned that it may be difficult to prove that a patent filed in 1976, more than a decade before the World Wide Web was created, applies to modern computers."

edit: Apperently neo1980 posted this on our back page news yesterday. And me being lazy, I never check it. So thanks neo1980

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