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Hyper – Backpage Briefing

Hyper – Backpage Briefing – Brief Article

HYPER: Al Gore may have invented the Internet, but British telco BT is responsible for the World Wide Web. That’s the thrust of BT’s court case against the US ISP Prodigy, claiming its use of Web hyperlinks infringes BT’s “hidden page” technology. patented 25 years ago. BT discovered the patent during a routine check on its patent records a year ago and has since written to 17 US-based Internet providers asking for licensing payments. Prodigy, the first commercial ISP, has said it will vigorously fight the case, which goes before a US federal court in February.

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