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Microsoft

Submission + - I Don't Want My M-TV

theodp writes: Microsoft, reports GeekWire, is seeking a patent on monetizing the buttons of your TV remote. In its application for a patent on 'Control-based Content Pricing,' Microsoft explains how one can jack up the cable bill of those who dare fast-forward past a Luvs Heavy Dooty commercial or replay a LeBron highlight. From the patent application: 'If a user initiates a navigation control input to advance past (e.g., skip over) an advertisement, the cost of a requested on-demand movie may be increased. Similarly, if a user initiates a replay of a sporting event, the user may be charged for the replay control input and for each subsequent view control input.' Hey, as George Harrison sang, be thankful they don't take it all!
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I Don't Want My M-TV

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