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Amazon and Poetic Justice

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Amazon has been sued by Cendant for violation of its patent for "System and Method for Providing Recommendation of Goods or Services Based on Recorded Purchasing History". Cendant claims Amazon's "recommendations" feature infringes its patent because it tells customers who are interested in an item what other products were purchased by customers who bought the same item. Ridiculous.

Poor Amazon—yeah, the same one that sued Barnes and Noble for infringement of its ridiculous one-click patent. I really weep for them.

Author:

Stephan Kinsella

Stephan Kinsella is an attorney in Houston, director of the Center for the Study of Innovative Freedom, and editor of Libertarian Papers.

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