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From: Ronald T.
Sent on: Friday, January 16, 2009 10:33 PM
First would like to thank Christian the organizer for Los Angeles Photoshop user group on meetup, for great meetup at Beverly Hills high school this past Thursday night which was very informative about the new features in Photoshop CS4. This help to the scale for me towards purchasing an upgrade.
With all the new changes that are going on in the world of camera equipment we are going to need much clarity in what format better serves our images.

Lawsuit that has impacted the Internet in a big way with many large payouts from settlements. This is connected to everyone that sells on the internet using images.

VPS, LLC dba Virtual Photo Store LLC
Defendant: Pictage Inc.
Edward Fox Photographer LLC
Artisan Events Inc.
Pret-A-Poser Photography Inc.
George Street Productions Inc.
Thomas M. Slack Photography LLC
Glen A. Bog Photography Inc.
David Wittig Photography Inc

Last week Pictage completed a settlement of a patent infringement lawsuit brought against Pictage and some of our clients by VPS, LLC. Among other things, VPS?s patents cover the online display of digital images and sale of products based on those digital images. VPS has licensed these patents extensively and requires that companies (including professional photographers) providing online sales of products based on online digital images pay VPS a license fee or royalty on all such online sales.

As part of the settlement with VPS, Pictage is paying a multi-million dollar fee for a license covering past and future online sales on All of your past sales and those you will make in the future on are covered by the license to Pictage and the fees paid by Pictage. However, it is important to note that any sales that you have made or will make on any other website (including your own) are not covered by the license to Pictage.

Plaintiff Counsel:

Plaintiff: VPS LLC
Plaintiff Counsel:

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We hope to inspire creativity through social commerce.

QOOP (pronounced que-oop) is an ecosystem filling with content, tools, and products our users provide and which offers novel interactions to create unique mash-ups. Art, literature, photographs, poetry, novels, articles, illustrations, recipes, short stories, graphic designs, manuals, avatars, reports, glitters, white papers, course plans, design tools, layout templates, books, prints, and loads of other stuff are what we'd like to see here. Join us to create an eclectic mix of personal visions, deep teachings, trade knowledge, elegant design, efficient tools, and thoughtful products.

Browse, buy, and sell. Find great works. Post great works. Design great products. Share and sell those products anywhere on the web?MySpace, facebook, Photobucket, flickr, blogs, your site. We want to help you to make money with QOOP so you can do what you like best.

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