US Patent No. 5,960,411 awarded by the U.S. PTO to Amazon.com. This covers the concept of storing customer billing and shipping information server-side to facilitate placing orders with one click. Used by Amazon to get an injuction to force barnesandnobles.com to stop doing the same thing. This provoked wrath in many online communities and spurred calls for boycott from many quarters including the Free Software Foundation. Amazon has been unrepentant, isn't (outwardly) impressed by the boycott, and always responds defending their thousands of hours they spent developing this technology. (Lies, damn lies, and statistics)

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