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Netflix has less credibility than Micro$uck. They grab patents to harass competitors. The patents have no legitimate basis. Any honest government would deny business model patents categorically. They're an insult to the free market system. Netflix is scared to compete. They have all sorts of advantages, just from being first to market. But they want to deny competition by government fiat. What's next? Corporate welfare and subsidies? Netflix has shown they are pathetic cowards and wimps.


BBI viral advertising plant? or just psychotic apple fan boy? No wonder they hide NF distribution centers from plain sight.


It is amazing, I never thought it could be true but, by God, you're right. You and Murrow have shown us the way. Netflix is a liberal white male, guilt-driven corporate conspiracy behemoth that hates competition and will stop at nothing until you and anyone who thinks like you are completely destroyed. And here I thought they just changed the way I thought about renting movies. My bad. Thanks for the insight.


Another dumb Business Week non article - I stopped my subscription last year, after 25 years, because of the rapidly declining article quality (an issue actually showed up once with a smelly perfume Ad page).

That said, Why would NF go after Simply Audiobooks? They aren't competitors like BB, so who really cares if they use a modified NF business model.

Edward R Murrow

Whoa, wait a minute. Isn't Netflix being sued for some sort of patent infringement themselves? Hypocrisy is such a beautiful thing.


REUTERS UPDATE 2-US high court loosens patent 'obviousness' test [GXSGYFC]
By Peter Kaplan
WASHINGTON, April 30 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday moved to loosen a key legal standard used in patent cases, potentially making it easier to invalidate some patents on the grounds they are obvious.
In a decision applauded by software and technology companies, the justices unanimously said the courts should be more flexible in the way they interpret the standard governing whether patents are valid or merely "obvious" combinations of previous inventions that should be rejected.
"Granting patent protection to advances that would occur in the ordinary course without real innovation retards progress and may, for patents combining previously known elements, deprive prior inventions of their value or utility," the court said in its opinion...
Good Bye to Netflix lawsuit against Blockbuster.

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