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Re: death of the gif format

I wrote:
> Could someone over there set up a compression server?

Daniel Martin writes:
> ...this would still result in harassment from Unisys lawyers - even
> though the compression is perfectly legal, hosting said images from a US
> server is considered (at least by the Unisys lawyers) to be contributory
> infringement.

Because they presume the GIF to have been created in the US in infringement
of their patent.  Evidence that the GIF was created in a jurisdiction where
the patent does not exist would be a complete defense.
John Hasler
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, Wisconsin

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