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Click to Activate will be Deactivated

November 19, 2007 ·

Adobe updated its Active Content Developer Center a week or so back to reflect Microsoft's recent announcement that it "plans to remove the activation behavior from Internet Explorer in April 2008". April 2008 will be the second anniversary of the introduction of the behavior - two years that should live in infamy as far as stupid software patents are concerned!

Tags: adobe · microsoft

1 response

  • 1 Baz // Nov 20, 2007 at 3:45 PM

    I agree, it's ridiculous! The company that owns the patent is comprised of ONLY the CEO and 11 lawyers - they have no other employees! The way it was solved was that Microsoft is actually paying a licensing fee to use the technology.