[uf-discuss] copy-and-paste metadata prior art?
Charles Iliya Krempeaux
supercanadian at gmail.com
Sat Sep 30 09:44:10 PDT 2006
My (custom written) blog software does that too. Look near the bottom
of the page to see an example...
(Highlight some text in the article, and then click the "Get Quote" button.)
On 9/30/06, Chris Messina <chris.messina at gmail.com> wrote:
> BlogAssist (http://www.dejal.com/blogassist/) does something
> similar... and in fact, I had designed Flock's quotation system to
> work this way, using the <blockquote cite=""> tag/attribute combo to
> retain the original data's source.
> In fact, if you drag content onto Flock's Web Snippets bar (which used
> to be called "Shelf"), it'll correctly cite the original URL that you
> dragged the content from.
> Not exactly copy paste, but I think that this patent definitely ought
> be challenged (or else the future of mF is indeed imperiled if Apple
> chooses to enforce this -- as it surely will).
> On 9/30/06, Bruce D'Arcus <bdarcus.lists at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Does anyone know of any prior art that might be used to contest this patent?
> > <http://www.macnn.com/blogs/?p=110>
> > >From what I can tell, Apple is trying to patent the ability to
> > copy-and-paste metadata to the clipboard, which would I think have far
> > reacing impacts (doesn't stuff like LiveClipboard cover this ground?).
> > Bruce
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