Beta release 4.61.4

Alex Neuman alex at
Wed Jun 27 20:01:20 IST 2007

Not that I'm against anyone or anything - but isn't there any prior art? 
The sole effort of digitally signing messages amounts to "watermarking", 
IMHO - sort of how DKIM works, except DKIM also provides a means to 
verify this against a DNS-based database, right?

Richard Frovarp wrote:
> Nerijus Baliunas wrote:
>> On Wed, 27 Jun 2007 00:44:10 +0100 Steve Freegard 
>> <steve.freegard at> wrote:
>>> No - I'm afraid it is the actual concept of e-mail watermarking and 
>>> how it is implemented.  There is a US patent pending on this currently.
>> So until it is in a pending state is it possible to publish the code 
>> or not?
>> Regards,
>> Nerijus
> I believe that once a patent is in a pending state, it offers full 
> protection. This is why you see physical objects with patent pending 
> number on them in the market. Nothing would be out in market as patent 
> pending if it didn't enjoy some sort of protection.
> Richard

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