Online developers working with Apple's QuickTime technology will no longer need to pay royalties for distributing applications that use the movie-making software. The newly waived royalties apply to QuickTime VR, QuickTime VR Player, and panoramic or object movies developed with QuickTime VR.
Developers will now pay only the $495 price for the QuickTime VR Authoring Tools suite. A license agreement is still required before QuickTime VR run-time software as a player or object within an application can be distributed.
To further encourage developers to use the technology, Apple is making it possible to license the QuickTime VR Player for distribution on CD-ROM.