Friday, October 28, 2005

Breaking the law using JPEG?

I have recently become more interested in learning and understanding copyright/patent law.
This article highlights one of the reasons why...

Is it time to boycott the JPEG graphics file format? by ZDNet's David Berlind -- News.com's Michael Singer has a report that reminds us of why there can be a hidden toll of patents on standards. Already reeling from a Supreme Court setback in one patent case, Singer reports that BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIM) has inked a royalty-payment structure deal with alleged JPEG patent holder Forgent. No one [...]

Did you know there are companies out there claiming patents and rights to eLearning? You may just be breaking the law creating that next JPEG, GIF or eLearning course. More on this later.
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