Another controversy brews in the land of yoga intellectual property. Remember when YogaGlo tried to stop everyone from making yoga videos that used similar camera angles? They sent cease and desist letters, threatened legal action against other online yoga businesses and even submitted for further patents. But the people prevailed, and with the help of [...]
Just as good riddance was being given to 2013, YogaGlo, a prominent online yoga video service, was awarded a patent on a set of criteria for producing yoga video. In a statement released just before the holidays, Yogaglo defended its position and offered examples of alternative methods that are not in violation of the patent. A consideration of their suggestions and the precedents being set raises serious questions about the future of yoga on the internet.
Many of you will remember the YogaGlo patent fiasco of yesteryore. Actually, it wasn’t really so long ago. At the end of September, we heard that online yoga class service YogaGlo had sent cease and desist letters to various other online yoga websites, including Yoga International, who broke their silence about it online. The letters served [...]
Whoa, is that really you, Yoga Alliance? We didn’t recognize you there being all vocal and taking a public stance on a pressing yoga matter and stuff. Yet, lo and behold, this afternoon the Yoga Alliance issued their own version of a cease and desist of YogaGlo’s potential competition crushing patent on their online yoga [...]