Re: death of the gif format
> 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
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.
Dancing Horse Hill