Compuserve and GIFs

Subject: Compuserve and GIFs
From: Mark Levinson <mark -at- SD -dot- CO -dot- IL>
Date: Thu, 2 Feb 1995 16:35:20 IST

Has anyone else heard of the Compuserve decision to require a license
to use GIF graphic format?

** I understand it has little to do with consumers. You can still
enjoy your GIF files. In fact, Compuserve is on the consumer's side.
But the GIF format is based on a format developed by another company,
and that company started grumbling to Compuserve. Companies that market
programs creating GIF-format files may have to pay some kind of royalty.
Probably no charge that will trickle down to the level of the
individual home GIF-ogler's wallet.
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||- Mark L. Levinson, mark -at- sd -dot- co -dot- il -- Box 5780, 46157 Herzlia, Israel -||
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