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Ideaflood/Hoshiko

PATENT BUSTING OFFENDER

Ideaflood/Hoshiko

Patent Busting Project
An EFF Initiative To Protect Innovation and Free Expression

Patents

Crimes Against the Public Domain

  • Ideaflood billed itself as "an intellectual property generation and holding company," with their entire business model built on bullying smaller companies into paying licensing fees for overbroad software patents
  • Threatened many small website hosting companies, such as Freehomepage.com and T35 webhosting (www.t35.com)
  • Threatened community site LiveJournal, whose 3 million users each have their own subdomain, and thus standing in the way of LJ users' ability to speak freely in groups
  • The patent has since been reassigned to a company called Hoshiko, LLC

Prior Art Description

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