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http://news.zdnet.co.uk/business/0,39020645,39210396,00.htm

Microsoft is trying to (or already has) get a patent on emoticons?

I don't know how much hate that generates on the Care-o-meter but it's way up there...

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Patented emoticons?


Hands off our Emoticons!

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Patented emoticons?

What the b'abstract-deity are these people on? The whole patent system is going to the dogs I tells you. Sad

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Patented emoticons?

Worrying that this company should attempt stuff like this, as the article says this is very dangerous. One day one of these joke attempts will be passed by accident and then there will be hell to pay.

Not quite up there with the attempt a short while ago by some asinine company to patent/copyright the Hypertext Link. It was a nice try though, imagine the royalties from that !

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Patented emoticons?

Yeah but lets pretend an error did occur and something like the hyperlink had been patented... Couldn't be removed being such an obvious error?

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Patented emoticons?

ROFFLE, I think this smiley is appropriate :

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Patented emoticons?

What are they hoping to achieve by patenting a form of art? :?

I refuse to be like the faceless masses of sheep and have a signatu......awwwwwwwww CRAP!!

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Patented emoticons?

Hmm. Let's hope the people in the patent office aren't dumb as Microsoft seems to think they are and can see through it.

It's as ridiculous as Amazon's patent claiming they "invented" suggesting related items to customers. Serious. They filed such an application a few months ago.

Total newbie and purely amateur webmaster...

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Patented emoticons?

Laughing out loud :D Laughing out loud

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