whats with this news article on the home page??

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by jkoXP, Jul 19, 2002.

  1. jkoXP

    jkoXP Guest

    JPEGs are not free: Patent holder pursues IP grab
    Posted by xsivforce on Friday, July 19 @ 00:00:00 BST


    A video conferencing company based in Austin, Texas says it's going to pursue royalties on the transmission of JPEG images.

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/4/26272.html

    I read the article, and it dosnt make sense to me.... so anyone using a .jpg format can get sued, or what?? :confused:
     
  2. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    generally this does not mean the end users, but basically, I think, it means that anyone that has or will use jpg images or compression in their products will have to pay royaltyies..

    Or that is what they are trying to do ,the whole thing is a farce tho, the official JPEG site has long said that jpeg would always be free...

    It's just like the BT hyperlink thing, it will never pass in court.
     
  3. jkoXP

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    I hope so... that would be pathetic to charge for using .jpg... people are trying to charge for anything now adays...
     
  4. Iceman

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    thread moved to News Headlines: Iceman

    :cool:
     
  5. jkoXP

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    sorry, my bad.

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  6. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Don't worry about it :p