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uh hmmm

From: April Neibarger II <aprilneibarger@home.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2001 12:34:20 -0400
Message-ID: <000801c14c29$414fbf40$32f40718@grapid1.mi.home.com>
To: <www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org>
In regards to the following.
    This thought is robbery. You should be ashamed, disgraced, people who know you personally should turn there backs on you. To collect you better have lawyers that work cheap because you will have to sue me. I already pay $50 a month to use the net. If I have to start baying more I will, I repeat, I will go away. We managed to survive without the net and I can do it again.

Paul & April Neibarger (consumer)

According to a story from The Register, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is trying to pass a policy that will enable reasonable and nondiscriminatory (RAND) fees for Web-standard products. It is up for public debate until October 11, 2001. At least that's what the W3C is telling us. 

If the RAND policy gets passed, and it probably will, we will be charged royalty fees on everything on the Web, including .gif files we use on our sites -- per file. Though it seems like an impossible thing to enforce, in time it will become the standard. It will start at the corporate level, with companies that fail to comply being blacklisted or worse. Then it will filter down to the consumer level. 
Received on Wednesday, 3 October 2001 12:34:01 UTC

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