Peter G (sinetimore) wrote,
Peter G
sinetimore

This Better Not Survive Challenge

Some guy just applied for and got a patent on podcasting.

No shit.

"It covers all episodic media downloads," which would include vlogs as well.

"1. A method for providing episodic media, the method comprising: providing a user with access to a channel dedicated to episodic media, wherein the episodic media provided over the channel is pre-defined into one or more episodes by a remote publisher of the episodic media; receiving a subscription request to the channel dedicated to the episodic media from the user; automatically downloading updated episodic media associated with the channel dedicated to the episodic media to a computing device associated with the user in accordance with the subscription request upon availability of the updated episodic media, the automatic download occurring without further user interaction;"

Hello, boys and girls.  The word for today is "overbroad".

Please notice this could apply to your DVR recording a show, or your VCR on a regular schedule.  Why, yes, the search for Prior Art has already begun.  Howdya guess?
Tags: computers, did not do the research, digital rights, duh, haven't we suffered enough, important life lessons, infernal gall, lord hear our prayer, patent law, stupidity, technology is a beautiful thing
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