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Netflix Hit With Patent Suit Over Downloads

The patent troll Blackbird Technologies has sued Netflix over its use of technology that allows people to download movies for offline viewing. Blackbird Technologies owns US Patent No. 7,174,362, which is said to cover "methods and systems of digital duplication," according to Ars Technica. The patent has previously been used to sue Target Ticket and DirecTV Everywhere."

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