Podcast Patent Trolls: WTF?!

One of the most popular podcasts on the internet, WTF with Marc Maron, began today’s episode with an impassioned plea: stop the patent trolls. Apparently, patent trolls have begun to sue successful podcasts hoping for settlements or licencing fees.  As comedian Marc Maron mentioned in his opening monologue, Personal Audio, a patent troll group, has sued Adam Carolla, another popular comedian podcaster.  Maron urged listener to support the Saving High-tech Innovators from Egregious Legal Disputes (SHIELD) Act, a  pending bipartisan bill that would force patent trolls to pay defendants’ attorney’s fees in unsuccessful litigation.

Maron’s opening monologue about patent trolls lasts about 7 minutes.  This podcast contains explicit language.

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March 1, 2013 · 2:15 pm

One response to “Podcast Patent Trolls: WTF?!

  1. Pingback: Patenting Podcasts? | Syracuse Law and Civic Engagement (SLACE) Archive

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