Twitter Gets Sued For Creating “Virtual Community of Famous People”

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Look out, Twitter, it looks like the folks at VS Technologies are after you.

The small company alleges that the micro-blogging site is infringing on patent 6,408,309, which discloses “a method and system for creating an interactive virtual community of famous people.”

Hold on–Twitter is a virtual community of famous people? Now, if only @DarthVader would just retweet me.

Despite the fact that absolutely nothing has been done with this patent to create an idyllic celebrities-only online community since its creation in 2002, VS Technologies is demanding some recognition. The documents say that the company wants “a reasonable royalty for the use of the patented technology, together with interest and costs as fixed by this Court.”

Wishful thinking, if you ask us.

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