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GIF royalties

From: Thomas Ingledew <tom@keep-inc.com>
Date: Wed, 03 Oct 2001 10:54:02 -0700
Message-Id: <200110031553.LAA16857@tux.w3.org>
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
What a stupid idea...charge royalties on file useage? How large of a wallet do 
you think consumers or site builders have? Do you think you can just 
squeeze and the money will come running out?
	If the money is not already running out...it's because IT"S NOT 
THERE!
	Charging file royalties will merely shut down those who cannot 
afford such stupidity...which is MOST OF THE WEB!
	Drop this ridiculous proposal. It is the most insane and 
counterproductive piece of rubbish I have heard lately...why don't you try to 
copyright the alphabet instead? 
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