Fight The Patent . com

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Brandon Shalton, Nov 21, 2003.

  1. Greetings,

    My name is Brandon Shalton, and I started http://www.FightThePatent.com on
    August 12th to bring awareness to patent abuse cases like Acacia. Being
    involved with computing for over 16 years and the internet since 1989, gives
    me a very broad perspective over technology issues. I personally downloaded
    digital audio/video files from BBS prior to 1990 and was using FTP at Texas
    A&M to retrieve files from around the world in 1989.

    Learn more about Acacia and other patent holders in the audio/video space at
    http://www.FightThePatent.com

    I am also on a personal quest to find prior art...and have posted some prior
    art finds on the website (minus specific details ie. links, files, etc). I
    pass on my prior art finds to defense attorneys and interested individuals
    (at no charge) that is a private web page that has the details.

    Looking for these kinds of prior art evidence (date must be before May 1990
    to
    be valid to help invalidate patent claims):

    C64 DIGI Files
    Amiga audio/video files
    Mac Hyperstack and similar
    ..GL files
    PC DOS speaker files
    GIF89a files that used digital images in a loop
    Sparkle files
    SYSOP's with CDROM archives
    Weather (NASA/JPL) or Satellite movies
    PDP11 use of digitized audio

    Contact me below if you have some leads to some of these dusty files.

    I look forward to participating in rec.video.desktop and help to answer
    questions or comments concerning these cases, as well as hopefully generate
    awareness for others to get involved to get more people/media attention.

    For you old school video guys, I am aware that many studioes used Avid to
    digitize
    dailies and clips that were then downloaded remotely for viewing (ie. via
    BBS). Any experiences
    with the downloading of audio/video prior to 1990 would be a great help.

    -brandon

    Feel free to contact me at [email protected]_remove_fightthepatent.com
    the yahoo address listed is to prevent a bunch of spam from newsgroup
    trolling email spiders.
     
    Brandon Shalton, Nov 21, 2003
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