ntang (ntang) wrote,

Scary Post: Forgent suing over jpgs [g]

Forgent Networks is suing 31 companies over their patent on digital image compression - specifically, JPEG compression. The list of companies is impressive, starting at Adobe and extending through Xerox. If they start winning these cases, there could be a huge impact - for one, a lot of companies will potentially owe a lot of money, and more importantly JPEG images will suddenly be verboten.

We already lost GIF's, now we're going to lose JPEG's? Jesus H. Christ in a Bucket! This is ridiculous.

Forgent: blow me.

Read the rest here: http://www.dpreview.com/news/0404/04042302forgentjpeglawsuits.asp
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