Amazon, the online bookseller, are trying to enforce a ludicrous software patent that they hold on their "one-click ordering" system. As a sort of feeble protest against this sort of thing, we aim to use alternatives to Amazon wherever possible.
Of course, the alternatives are probably also committing acts of unspeakable evil, like packing books in Vietnamese sweatshops, or printing them on the flayed hides of abducted children, or employing Niall Harrison, or something. Oh well.
The whole case between Amazon and Barnes And Noble was settled in early 2002, but the terms weren't disclosed, so no-one's quite sure how much of a victory this is over Amazon.
Amazon have also been granted a patent on their Associates program <http://associates.amazon.com>
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