This week's book giveaway is in the OCMJEA forum. We're giving away four copies of OCM Java EE 6 Enterprise Architect Exam Guide and have Paul Allen & Joseph Bambara on-line! See this thread for details.
The most recent jai_codec version in Maven Central is 1.1.2_01. You could change to use that version, or if you need the more recent version you will either have to find a repository that has that version (check the project's web site, it might say; also look in the JAR and see if it contains a pom.xml, it might give some clues as to the location). If you cannot find a global repository with it, then you will have to install the JAR in your local repository using "mvn install:install-file"