[Coco] Re: Patents and Copyrights...

farna at att.net farna at att.net
Thu Jul 14 21:53:00 EDT 2005

Isn't it strange that you can invent the greatest thing since sliced bread but only profit from it for 17 years, but if you write/draw/publish something not only you but your heirs get to profit from it (or keep it buried away) for way to long??? 

(and I didn't forget to cut all the extra out this time!!)

Frank Swygert
Publisher, "American Independent 
Magazine" (AIM)
For all AMC enthusiasts
(free download available!)

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> Message: 2
> Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2005 12:53:35 -0400
> From: Rod Barnhart <rod.barnhart at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Coco] [Color Computer] DjVu misconceptions
> To: ColorComputer at yahoogroups.com,	CoCoList for Color Computer
> 	Enthusiasts <coco at maltedmedia.com>
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> ISTR that the whole gif fiasco didn't occur until the patents were
> nearing expiration. Not saying that's gonna happen in this case, but
> there is always that risk when using patent-encumbered formats.
> Rod
> On 7/14/05, James Diffendaffer <jdiffendaffer at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > at all.  The patents will start to expire within the next couple
> > years.  There may be additional patents but they will be related to

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