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 theTSF on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 13:52 UTC in reply to "Greed"
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I don't think it is greed really...

It is a basic idea. Ill give this software for free. However if you are going to make money from it then I want a piece of the action.

There is a lot of time and research that goes into such products, and they should be compensated for their work. However they are not greedy because they are going well you can use it if you are not making money off of it. If it was just pure greed they would ding us for every thing we produce as well there would be a ton of lawsuits against the guy who made a video and has ad-words on his page. Which I havn't heard much of that happening yet.

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