Jeremy Welsh on Fri, 5 Nov 1999 09:44:31 +0100

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Re: Syndicate: Burn All GIFs Day (fwd)

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>Date: Thu, 4 Nov 1999 12:33:21 -0500
>To: Jeremy Welsh <>
>From: Fast Forward <>
>Subject: Re: Syndicate: Burn All GIFs Day (fwd)
>jay dub...........
>>>Unisys Corporation, owner of the patent for GIF technology, is asking
>>>for a FIVE THOUSAND DOLLAR license fee from Web authors who use GIF
>>>files on their sites
>This part actually is incorrect. They are not charging Web site
>authors (though the first letters they sent out were clumsily worded,
>leading some to believe that they were). They want to collect
>royalties from authors of Web tools that use their LZW compression
>code in creating GIFs.