Sorry for jumping in this discussion so late, but I did not have time any
sooner. Note: The following remarks represent not an official, but my own
Scott is not at all acting on his own or making this up. His is taking care
of this on behalf of the board of directors of the Internatioal VR
Photography Association (IVRPA). This includes among Scott also G. Donald
Bain, Willy Kaemena, Carlos Chegado, Jürgen Schrader, Jan van der Woning and
me, Matthias Taugwalder. See http://ivrpa.org/about/bod
Although the patent is valid only in certain parts of the US (ask Scott for
details), we felt that there is a need to support the affected
photographers. As Scott already pointed out the main problem is that client
with VR tours on their websites get these cease and desist letters. Then
even pay the requested fee or remove the tours from their website.
Yes, the patent is ridiculous - we don't have to discuss that. But it
somehow got approved, those letters are sent to clients and this is
affecting photographers in the US right now. Our intention is to show some
solidary with them and help to get rid of this patent.
Of course, if you have another opinion about this topic, feel free to post
it here in a objective and decent way - or just overread this thread. We
don't force anyone to participate.
Thank you very much to all that support our intentions and of course to
Scott for his continuous work on this topic.
Have a nice weekend and greetings from Switzerland,
President of the International VR Photography Association (IVRPA)
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