Includes criticisms of Amazon.com over its use of patents granted for obvious Web techniques. A boycott was started ca. 1999, but was later dropped.
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Weblog detailing the progress of the author's request for reexamination of the Amazon one-click patent.
Richard Stallman Calls for Amazon Boycott
Discussion of Linux Today article by Richard Stallman. [Slashdot]
Wired on Amazon.com Boycott
Discussion of Wired article on the Amazon.com boycott. [Slashdot] (December 20, 1999)
Amazon Wins Court Ruling in Patent Case
Signaling that many common features on Web sites can be patented, a federal judge has ordered Barnesandnoble.com to stop using a "one click ordering" system that Amazon.com patented. [New York Times] [Free subscription required] (December 03, 1999)
Amazon sues Barnesandnoble.com over patent
The Net retail giant sues Barnesandnoble.com, alleging that the rival book and music e-tailer illegally copied Amazon's patented 1-Click technology. [CNet] (October 22, 1999)
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