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Submission + - Anti-Piracy Chief Patents "Pay Up or Disconnect" Scheme (

Nyder writes: Sick of patents? Well, this will make you puke. This Patent: which is from Digital Right Corp’s CTO Robert Steele. The patent starts with a general description of the monitoring and notification process.

“The present disclosure provides a system, a method, and a computer program that may mine a data stream of infringement data over a period of time, process the mined data to find correlations in the data, and identify specific sets of IP addresses and ports associated with acts of copyright infringement,” it reads.

I guess next the Mafia will be patenting the protection scheme...

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Anti-Piracy Chief Patents "Pay Up or Disconnect" Scheme

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Nobody said computers were going to be polite.