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Old 11 December 2007, 17:12   #1
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CDTV formed Microsoft's legal defense

I was googling the net as always, looking for some details about the CDTV's CD mechanism by Matsushita when I came across the company TVI

In 2004, they tried to sue Microsoft, apple and several others over "Autoplay", you know the annoying feature of launching a default application from the disc on insertion.

And Microsoft's defence was that Auto-insertion notification and default applications were Prior-Art and their patent was invalid. The prior art they gave was the Commodore CDTV

But it was dismissed 'cos they concluded that rebooting between discs didnt count.

Interesting paper chain all the same.
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