Amazon Gets Patent on Consumer Reviews. Read some commentary here.
Hmmm. . . shall we avoid letting users post reviews of library books on library websites? Will OCLC be paying Amazon for the right to Wiki post their reviews in OpenWorldCat? Can freedom of speech be abrogated by this patent? What’s next – a patent on putting information into columns?
Honestly, could it get any sillier? Why, yes! Something like over 20% of your genes are already patented. Yes – owned by someone or some corporate entity already. I thought that at least the one thing I owned was my own pathetic body.