Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 31st Jan 2010 14:20 UTC, submitted by lemur2
Internet & Networking Despite the recent interest in adopting HTML5's video tag, there is still one major problem: there is no mandated standard video codec for the video tag. The two main contestants are the proprietary and patended h264, and the open and free Theora. In a comment on an article about this problematic situation, LWN reader Trelane posted an email exchange he had with MPEG-LA, which should further cement Theora as the obvious choice.
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RE[2]: Patently absurd
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 31st Jan 2010 16:07 UTC in reply to "RE: Patently absurd"
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even as screwed up as the U.S legal system is that wouldn't fly... at least not yet

A system that could award millions in damages for downloading a few mp3s is also capable of granting damages when a mere user inadvertently consumes h24 content without a license.

Edited 2010-01-31 16:07 UTC

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