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[3]: Patently absurd
by DrillSgt on Mon 1st Feb 2010 15:54 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: 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.

Could you please point to just 1 case where the person got fined millions of dollars for downloading?? What color is the sky in your world??

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