Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/01/24

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Digital-redux
From: Mike Durling <>
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2004 00:34:49 -0500
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There is something to this.  Apparently some company has claimed a 
patent on some technology in the JPEG file format.  Thus there is no 
guarantee that access to JPEG files will always be freely available. 
The PNG file format is designed to be free of such restrictions, 
although the license free (or free license) status of PNG has not been 
tested in court.  There have been challenges.

Mike D

Slobodan Dimitrov wrote:
> As it's just another form of media within photography, the argument over 
> whether it's good or bad is a moot one with me.
> What concerns me the most is the issue of ownership of my images. The
> digital image file comes encumbered with licenses. It posses a serious
> question as to my complete and unrestricted ownership of an image.
> I also have grave concerns about being assessed fees to access my digital
> images somewhere down the line.
> Two recent incidents have led me to this concern. First, the music industry
> and its reinterpretation of ownership over file sharing. Secondly, the
> current case of bio-engineered seed found in an unlicensed field.
> Where this is taking us is a very serious issue for stock photographers and
> for the vintage print market.
> S. Dimitrov
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