walkitout (walkitout) wrote,

I Can Read

Delving deeper into the patent, I just don't buy claim 1. There's no way they are going to be able to hang on to that. They must be going after claim 96 or 129.

And there, you can see where the precise details of the kindle format, encryption and decryption start to matter a Whole Lot to this lawsuit. I'm pretty sure 129 can be weaseled on because when you buy a kindle book, you have to specify serially which kindle to send it to, which gets you out of claim 129's clause:

"broadcasting the encrypted electronic book to multiple home systems simultaneously"

Which makes me strongly suspicious that Amazon knew about this patent, since I had been wondering why sending it to all kindles at once wasn't even an option.
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