BT still chasing cash for hyperlink patent Patents11/28/2000; 5:09:31 PM
'BT is still trying to extract megabucks from US ISPs following the telco's patent claim to hypertext links - and it's prepared to taken legal action if those fingered don't cough up. 'The telco also refuses to discuss the cases of others who believe they created hypertext before BT patented its version in 1976, despite film footage which many believe undermines BT's claim....
'In an announcement today Scipher confirms that it was still "actively carrying out this commission", scotching mischievous speculation that BT's claim was little more than a hoax.'
Well, I too was hoping it was a hoax... it just doesn't come crazier then this.