Re: [PanoToolsNG] Virtual Earth and Photosynth in major integration by Microsoft
- Hello Bradford,
>My postings on the MS message board did ring some alarm bells and I got
> "Microsoft owns and may use without restriction the calculations and
> analyses that it creates as a result of processing your materials and may
> continuing using the same, even after you remove your materials from the
> Which means they now own the 3D "point cloud" generated from your synth
> now and forever to essentially do with what they want.
another personal answer from a high ranked MS headman that they always will
respect the copyrights of the owners of the images.
Because I always tagged my images as fully copyrighted I am not concerned
about them, what they own is the 3D "point cloud" that's a bunch of
coordinates that are generated in a 3D space representing the position of
the visible elements in the images, the point cloud is needed to present the
images properly in the viewer (similar like a xml file is needed by some
Perhaps there is a commercial value in the point cloud that but I don't
think so (but I could be wrong).
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