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Originally Posted by Cyrus Farivar 
Patent trolls have gone after some pretty ridiculous things recently. Online shopping carts, scanners, Windows Phone tiles, and yes, rejecting a call and sending it to voicemail.

On Tuesday, the Electronic Frontier Foundation announced that it’s now gearing up to tackle the latest completely absurd troll, which claims to have invented podcasting.

The company in question, Personal Audio LLC, has not sold a product since 1998—it appears to make money entirely by suing companies and compelling them to license its patents. In January 2013, Personal Audio sued a few big-name podcasts, including the Adam Carolla Show and the Stuff You Should Know podcasts.

As Dave Winer, one of podcasting’s co-inventors, wrote Tuesday on Twitter: “How could a patent issued in 2012 cover podcasting, a technology that's been around since 2001?”

EFF to help defend against troll with “podcasting patent”—granted in 2012


Another day, another troll.
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