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From: Richard M. Smith <rms@computerbytesman.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2003 13:14:15 -0400
To: "W3C Public Web Plugins List" <public-web-plugins@w3.org>
Message-ID: <001101c37f9a$9ea57300$550ffea9@rms>
I'm not sure what patents are involved here.
Press Release	 Source: Acacia Research Corporation	

Acacia Utilizes Court Injunction to Close Down Go Entertainment Websites
Violating DMT Patents
Friday September 19, 8:11 pm ET 

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 19, 2003--Acacia Research
Corporation (Nasdaq: ACTG; CBMX) announced today that its Acacia
Technologies group has caused 42 websites owned by Go Entertainment,
Inc. to be closed down. The websites were continuing to utilize Acacia's
Digital Media Transmission (DMT) technology in violation of a Court

The District Court for the Central District of California issued an
injunction prohibiting Go Entertainment from continuing to use Acacia's
DMT technology without a license. Acacia successfully enforced the
injunction against Go Entertainment's web hosting company. 

Acacia has entered into 40 license agreements for its DMT technology. 

Acacia's DMT technology, which is covered by pioneering patents, relates
to audio and video transmission and receiving systems, commonly known as
audio-on-demand, video-on-demand, and audio/video streaming, and is used
for distributing digital content via several means including Internet,
cable television, and wireless systems. 

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