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Old 11 December 2007, 18:12   #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.

http://www.tvi.com/TVI%20vs%20OEMs.pdf

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

http://www.tvi.com/order1.pdf

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

Interesting paper chain all the same.
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