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Tech Shift: Lawsuit may change the future of online entertainment

Last year Personal Audio LLC sued comedian and podcaster Adam Carolla, claiming a patent on Internet "episodic content,” which they said includes podcasts like Carolla’s. Carolla raised nearly a half a million dollars from fans to fight the suit. After more than a year of litigation, the two sides finally settled Monday. Details of the settlement haven’t been released, but the case is another turning point in the debate on patent trolling. Joe Mullin, Tech Policy Editor for tech news website Ars Technica, joins us to talk about what that means for the future of online entertainment.

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