February 14, 2002
6:34 AM   Subscribe

British Telecom has filed a patent for "hyperlinks" and believes that every single hyperlink used on every U.S. website is utilizing intellectual property the company patented in 1976 and should therefore be subject to a licensing fee. Fortunately Bob Bemer, an 82 year old programmer feels he has a stronger claim and wants the "technology" kept in public domain. When will all this patent nonsense end?
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Also discussed here.
posted by walrus at 6:46 AM on February 14, 2002

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