from the corn-of-the-people dept.
Fluffeh writes "Can a farmer commit patent infringement just by planting soybeans he bought on the open market? This week, the Supreme Court asked the Obama administration to weigh in on the question. The Court is pondering an appeals court decision saying that such planting can, in fact, infringe patents. Last year, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled, as it had on several previous occasions, that patent exhaustion did not cover second-generation seeds. The Supreme Court has now asked the Solicitor General, the official in charge of representing the Obama administration before the Court, to weigh in on the case."
tekgoblin writes: "Until recently, Netflix users could stream to two devices at the same time per account. This feature was very useful say if you had a family and wanted to watch different things on each TV.
Now Netflix has removed that ability to watch more than one stream at a time and has added higher pricing if you wish to continue to do so"