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overview article on the issues
of Acacia and its intent
- Letter from
Acacia to RadioIO.com
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Tactics - warning: Arrogance Alert
Corporation subsidiary Acacia Media Technologies Corporation acquired
and filed additional patents that covers the concept of “streaming
audio and media”. The US Patent Office granted the first patent
in 1991 with subsequent additional patents since then.
Their patents were broadly written that covers the following process:
Any type of content (audio, video) that is digitized with some kind
of compression, then stored on a server, with retrieval through
satellite, phone lines (and internet), with playback on a PC has
been patented by them.
In more technical terms used by Acacia's claims: The process of
storing compressed video in a libary for distribution over a distributed
network (optionally at the request of the remote user)
Their “invention” was based on the idea that back then,
it would take too long to have to wait for a video tape of some
footage to be received via mail or by picking it up. They looked
into their crystal ball and saw the future. They believed that the
digital means of distributing video footage would be novel and allow
people in remote locations to view previously recorded material
on a PC.
The US Patent Office thought this was an original idea and granted
them the patent. It was not until 2002 that Acacia popped on to
the scene by informing Adult websites that they must pay them a
license fee (based on a percentage of gross revenue) or be sued
While Acacia is currently getting press about targeting the Adult
Industry, all websites should be concerned, because by the language
of their patents and their litigous intents, they seek to make all
websites pay a license fee for the use of "digital audio and video".
written for FightThePatent.com pertaining to Acacia can be found
in the Articles secion.