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Apple, Google and Napster Sued Over Media Downloads

In the latest installment of tech-related lawsuits, online media company Intertainer has filed a lawsuit against three heavyweights: Apple, Google and Napster. Although Intertainer closed its doors in 2002, it was granted a patent in 2005. The broad ... patent gave Intertainer the rights for "managing, distributing, and/or retailing digital media assets." (Source: ) The meaning and breadth of the patent description is hazy: not only to the typical reader, but also to patent lawyers. Eric Goldman, head of the High-Tech Law Institute, said "I have the same problem with this patent ... (view more)

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