Archive for April 26th, 2004

joint photographic experts group AKA ISO 10918

JPEG patent holder renews royalty offensive – The Register
JPEG Dispute – mezzoblue.com
31 Lawsuits Filed Over Alleged JPEG Patent – Slashdot.org

Seems it’s not about photography anymore, or experts, and certainly not joint. It’s about grabbing money before the patent expires. One of the /. posters talks about the madness of the US Patent office letting people patent mathematical formulas. Which you can sort of understand. Imagine if Einstein had patented E=MC2? Should you be allowed to ‘own’ a piece of maths? Own the right to a thought? In the life cycle of ideas, it seems things start out as investigation, are born into an application and end in litigation.

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