Discovery Sues Amazon over Kindle

Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA), the owner of Discovery Channel and other TV networks and websites, has filed a lawsuit against Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN), alleging that the Kindle and Kindle 2 infringe on a Discovery patent issued in 2007 for e-book security and copyright protection. Discovery is seeking an unspecified amount of compensation.

Gregory T. Huang is Xconomy's Deputy Editor, National IT Editor, and Editor of Xconomy Boston. E-mail him at gthuang [at] xconomy.com. Follow @gthuang

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