GIFs in the tcm binary package
Mon Sep 29 13:09:00 GMT 2003
Chris January wrote:
> Where does this patent apply? The relevant patent expired in the US and
> software patents are not (yet) valid in member countries in the EU.
It's still valid in Canada, the UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Japan.
According to their site, at least.
I don't think you are infringing if you simply distribute GIFs. It's
software that uses the LZW algorithm that is covered, i.e. stuff that
creates (and presumably decodes) the format.
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