Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 1st Mar 2010 21:59 UTC
Multimedia, AV "A lot of commercial software comes with H.264 encoders and decoders, and some computers arrive with this software preinstalled. This leads a lot of people to believe that they can legally view and create H.264 videos for whatever purpose they like. Unfortunately for them, it ain't so."
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RE: Greed
by vivainio on Mon 1st Mar 2010 22:34 UTC in reply to "Greed"
vivainio
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2008-12-26

The Greed here is just so patently obvious. Not only do they want to license it to companies, but to everyone who uses it both actively and passively. Dare I suggest that if you have more than one person using the computer in your household and you all watch the video you should all have to pay a licensing fee?


It's no more greedy than selling gold watches for a premium price. The problem is just that customers got suckered into believing these codecs were a commodity.

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