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- Subject: Softwarepatente (GIF)
- From: Johannes Ulbricht <Johannes_Ulbricht@csi.com>
- Date: Wed, 1 Sep 1999 08:32:18 +0200
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Besser kann man die Nachteile einer schrankenlosen Patentierbarkeit von
Software wohl nicht veranschaulichen:
Title: Web Site LZW Licenses Available from Unisys
Resource Type: Announcement
Keywords: UNISYS ,LZW ,GIFS ,LICENSING
Because demand for LZW-related technology by Web developers continues to
grow, Unisys wants to make obtaining a license for Web-based use of the LZW
technology as easy and as straightforward as possible. Unisys therefore
announces a new way for operators of certain types of Web sites to obtain an
If you are the operator of an Intranet Web site or an Internet Billboard Web
(see detailed definitions) and use the types of images covered by the LZW
patent, you qualify.
Types of images covered
GIF, TIFF-LZW, PDF-LZW images or other LZW graphical formats used in
connection with the creation, operation or maintenance of a Web site.
Why is Unisys taking this step?
Use of the World Wide Web has grown faster than almost any other technology
in history - and faster than anyone anticipated even five years ago, when
service providers mostly handled simple electronic messaging. Organizations
around the world are making a significant investment in their Web presence.
Many use GIF images and other technology derived from the LZW (Lempel Ziv
Welch) data compression/decompression technology developed and patented by
Unisys Corporation over 10 years ago. Nearly 2,000 companies and
governmental agencies, both large and small, have already taken licenses under
the Unisys LZW patent.
Original URL: http://corp2.unisys.com/LeadStory/lzw-license.html
Added: Tue Aug 31 11:26:1 -040 1999
Contributed by: Keeffee