AdMission wint patent op uploaden
Dit is weer een goed voorbeeld van waar ‘t heen gaat, als software en ideeën gepatenteerd kunnen worden. Laten we hopen dat ‘t in Europa nooit zover komt…
The ‘557 patent faced several legal obstacles over objections that it was being interpreted too broadly. It seems to cover in very general terms the means by which any media file—including photos, videos, music files or even text—is uploaded, undergoes any sort of server-side processing and is displayed on the Web, according to Peter Zollman, founding principal of analyst firm Classified Intelligence.
“The patent doesn’t merely give AdMission exclusive ownership of the processes—it gives AdMission the rights to the concept of uploading files, massaging them and redisplaying them in any sort of standardized, homogenized fashion,” Zollman said. “For AdMission, future licensing revenues are of unfathomable proportions.”