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All Your Jpeg Are Belong To Us.


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"Forgent Networks (www.forgentnetworks.com) has announced that it owns the software patent on JPEG compression technology, and has stated that it is "in contact" with computer, software, camera, and other digital imaging product manufacturers regarding licensing terms. This ambush of the digitial imaging industry will probably stand as the worst public relations nightmare a company can inflict upon itself."

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And a link to the PR...

 

http://ir.forgent.com/ireye/ir_site.zhtml?...&item_id=314044

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Yeah, Forgent Networks is getting really ..

 

Jpegs are by far my fave type of digital image, and I'm very greatfull that Forgent Networks invented it. On the other hand.........what the heck?!? Just what this country needs, more legislation! As cool as jpegs are, they probably aren't too hard to replicate.

 

I agree w/ the "worst public relations nightmare" statement also. As far as I'm conserned, if Forgent Networks wants to be all . and start bothering people/companys about licensing, I'll just convert all my jpgs and never look back......bastards.

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