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FairfaxIT: Hands off our tools- IPIX

Aug 02, 1999, 23:56 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Binning)

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"Helmut Dersch received a letter in April from solicitors representing the Tennessee-based digital imaging company IPIX, accusing him of patent infringement"

"Dersch runs his own Web site and published a 3-D image of the Grand Canyon produced using software he had designed as a hobby and with pictures available for download free of charge."

"IPIX's action against him brought to light a number of lawsuits being waged by IPIX against companies and individuals using what are termed panoramic tools to create virtual reality (VR) images with what many developers claim is a simple technique."

"Bubble images, or IPIX, are created essentially by joining two 180-degree photographs taken using a fish-eye lens."

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