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+ - Amazon Patents 'Maintaining Scarcity' of Goods

Submitted by theodp
theodp (442580) writes "Back in Biblical times, creating abundance was considered innovative. That was then. Last Tuesday, GeekWire reports, the USPTO awarded Amazon.com a broad patent on reselling and lending 'used' digital goods for an invention that Amazon boasts can be used to 'maintain scarcity' of digital objects, including audio files, eBooks, movies, apps, and pretty much anything else."
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Amazon Patents 'Maintaining Scarcity' of Goods

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It is masked but always present. I don't know who built to it. It came before the first kernel.

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