Discovery Sues Amazon over Kindle

3/18/09Follow @gthuang

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 the Editor of Xconomy Boston. You can e-mail him at Follow @gthuang