littlekorea writes "The online music services of Apple and Google are likely to be challenged by a Sydney-based company that has been granted three new patents around file hashing and deduplication. The patents are being managed by Kevin Bermeister, of Altnet/Kazaa fame, who believes that the technology behind P2P music services has been commercialized by the music industry without license."
In semi-related patent troll news, Google is being sued over using interactive panoramic images in Streetview
. Because QuickTime VR
didn't exist years before the patent was filed.