Does SBC have a patent
that will allow them to charge you for having a web page? Maybe, says Bob:
Cringely Readers Can Overturn an Unpopular Patent
Robert X. Cringely
column is about U.S. patent 5,933,841, which was granted to the old Ameritech
phone company in 1999, and is now owned by Ameritech's acquirer,SBC Communications.
It is a patent you will be hearing more about because nearly every modern
web page appears to violate it, maybe even this one. I HATE when that happens!
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