Do I need a licence to use JPEG (.JPG) file format commercially?

Subject: Do I need a licence to use JPEG (.JPG) file format commercially?
From: "Peter Ring, PRC" <prc -at- ISA -dot- DKNET -dot- DK>
Date: Thu, 2 Apr 1998 09:20:56 +1

Hi,

I'm currently writing an interactive multimedia "manual" in Visual
Basic. The manual will include some photos, and I would like to use
the JPG format. But my client has told me, that they are afraid that
distributing a commercial product which includes JPG files will need
some permission/licence from somebody, somewhere.

I doubt it because of the widespread (illegal/unlicenced?) use of JPG
files on the Internet, but I need to know if there is something about
it or not!

Could somebody, please, enlighten me on this subject?

Greetings from Denmark

Peter Ring
PRC (Peter Ring Consultants)
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