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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DECEMBER 9, 1996

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hugh Jencks (312) 655-0903


A federal district court in San Jose, California issued a preliminary
injunction on December 4, 1996, against the source of Dallas-based Curtis
Mathes Holding Corp.'s (Curtis Mathes) Uniview interactive television
device prohibiting further use of proprietary technology developed by
Visual Information Service Corp.  (VIScorp) of Chicago, Illinois.
Interactive Video Publishing, Inc.  (IVP), David Serlin, Steve Owens, and
Kaori Kuwata and "all those in active concert or participation with them"
were enjoined from using any of VIScorp's trade secrets or technology and
"from manufacturing, shipping, distributing, promoting, licensing or
selling any of that technology or any product incorporating that
technology."

VIScorp filed a complaint in the Northern District Court of California
against the defendants alleging that they misappropriated its trade secrets
and technology and licensed the misappropriated technology to Curtis Mathes
for its Uniview product.  The court recognized that "IVP's deal with Curtis
(Mathes) will likely be affected" by its order.  The court found that
VIScorp "will probably succeed on the merits of its claim that defendants
used improper means to acquire VIScorp software trade secrets, and,
therefore have misappropriated VIScorp trade secrets." No trial date has
been set.