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Future license fees for JPEG?

Future license fees for JPEG?

The Texas company Forgent Networks wants hardware and software manufacturers to pay license fees for the use of the JPEG compression standard. Forgent Networks had taken over the company Compression Labs, which developed the important compression standard and also has a patent on what the current requirements are based on.

Although the compression mechanism is also used in satellite transmissions, you only want normal ones Manufacturers of, for example, digital cameras, scanners and printers charge fees. The example of the GIF format, in which license fees have been successfully enforced, shows that the demands are in full swing, which is why Sony and another well-known manufacturer of multimedia products already paid the Texas company $ 15 million last month. It is also interesting that the MPEG format is based on JPEG, which is why Forgent Networks may well extend the requirements to other companies.