Monday, March 23, 2009

Discovery Sues Amazon Over Kindle Technology

The Wall Street Jounal reports that Discovery Communications (the Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, the Science Channel, etc.) has sued Amazon.com, alleging that the Kindle and Kindle 2 infringe on an e-book encryption patent owned by Discovery. According to Discovery, the patent covers an "electronic book security and copyright protection system." Discovery is requesting triple damages and royalties. The encryption system at issue is used by other e-readers, but Amazon was singled out because of the Kindle's popularity.

1 comment:

An Anonymous Child said...

"Amazon was singled out because of the Kindle's popularity" Something about that seems really wrong to me...