Subject: [linux-audio-dev] invision patents .. shut down ALL soft-synths/samplers in the world :-)
From: Benno Senoner (sbenno_AT_gardena.net)
Date: Thu Jul 20 2000 - 19:44:44 EEST
Just to show how flawed the US software patent system is:
I just looked at one of the Invision patents:
basically they patented the concept of a softsynth/softsampler on a PC.
In theory all commercial PC synths/sampler (VST synths, many other standalone)
etc would be illegal, and evey company had to pay royalities to Invison.
what happened meanwhile (the patent is from 1995) ?
No one is paying royalities, and all companies happily sell their own
softsynth/sampler without being threatened.
I do not understand why Barnes and Noble gets sued by Amazon for the 1click
patent, while others do not get sued for patent "infringement" ?
Is the difference only the amount of money you can milk from the sued
BTW: Paul remember to take Quasimodo offline it breaks invision's patents too,
better not to risk a lawsuit.
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