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[REBOL] Re: JPEG patent

From: chris:starforge at: 19-Jul-2002 11:37

On Thursday 18 July 2002 23:24, you wrote:
> > > > JPEGs are not free: Patent holder pursues IP grab > The article is talking about "transmitting", with streaming being what > they're interested in long-term I suspect. REBOL can only read JPGs, > so, maybe it doesn't qualify? How was the GIF patent sorted out? Is > it that you need a licence to both read & write them, or just for > writing?
Forgent has the sole and exclusive right to use and license all the claims under the '672 patent that implement JPEG in all fields of use" except in the satellite broadcast business. Forgent's "fields of use" for licensing opportunities include digital cameras, digital still image devices, personal digital assistants (PDA's), cellular telephones that download images, *browsers*, digital camcorders with a still image function, scanners and other devices used to compress, store, manipulate, print or transmit digital images. " (taken from the forgent webste, my emphasis) Chris