Licensing .GIF images

Ed Carp seatcp@wetnet.ampr.org
Thu, 2 Dec 1999 17:14:32 -0600


Steve Stroh (steve@strohpub.com) writes:

> 
> It's not about having the code to create the images, it's about them owning 
> the technology behind a .GIF, and if you use .GIF, and they find you, they 
> can demand payment.

I doubt they could win in court.  The technology had been out there for years before Unisys decided to get greedy, and I, frankly, don't think it's enforceable.  I think a court would find the same thing, that (like Xerox found out) if you don't enforce your patents, you will lose them.