Discovery Files Patent Suit Against Amazon Over Kindle

Discovery Communications, the owner of cable TV networks including Discovery Channel and Animal Planet, announced on Tuesday that it has filed a patent infringement suit against Amazon over its Kindle e-book reader device.

Discovery alleges that the Kindle and Kindle 2 violate its patent describing an "electronic book security and copyright protection system."

The company said that founder John S. Hendricks was a "significant player in the development of digital content and delivery services in the 1990's," and that his work "included inventions of a secure, encrypted system for the selection, transmission and sale of electronic books."  more 

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