Anybody that doesn't think the patent system is broken in the US needs to read this:http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/060404/netflix_blockbuster.html
How in the name of god, can you patent the concept of renting movies!?
Netflix also believes its patents cover perhaps its most popular feature -- the option of renting a DVD for an unlimited time without incurring late fees.
I think the people in the patent office spend a lot of time smoking crack.