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Author Topic: Take Heed, Tech Giants: Edisonís Failed Plot To Hijack Hollywood  (Read 1714 times)
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« on: September 06, 2010, 11:52:00 PM »

http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2010/09/thomas-edisons-plot-to-hijack-the-movie-industry/all/1

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Sometimes Edison won. Sometimes he lost. But the costs of these battles overwhelmed his rivals, and that was the intent.
ďThe expense of these suits would have financially ruined any inventor who did not have the large resources of Edison,Ē one of his lawyers boasted, ďand it could hardly be expected that he would be able to prosecute simultaneously every infringement as it arose.Ē
Thus his victims sold their patents, making the Edison movie empire ever larger.

Oh Thomas, you dirty bird!!

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« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2010, 07:45:59 AM »

Like grainy black and white porn.
One forgets that they did that all the way back when Wink
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