Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 6th May 2010 13:52 UTC, submitted by Jupiter
Legal While Eugenia has already detailed just how intricate and impressive the MPEG-LA's efforts have been to basically set up the foundations that would allow them to sue just about everyone - their vague and unclear licenses are used in everything from DVD players to digital camcorders, and as such, it's hard to avoid them. Many others claim that the MPEG-LA won't ever go rogue (or this, take your pick). I think those people will be interested to know that one of the MPEG-LA's subsidiaries, a cut-and-clear patent troll, has launched several patent infringement suits earlier this year. This patent troll's CEO? Larry Horn - yes, the same Larry Horn who's also CEO of the MPEG-LA.
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RE: Comment by koki
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 6th May 2010 19:23 UTC in reply to "Comment by koki"
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Well, I restrict my freedom nonsense to the web, where it belongs. I strongly believe that the web should be accessible by anyone, with whatever device they choose, no matter how wealthy they are.

If that makes me sound like Stallman, then so be it. I'd rather be associated with a free and open web than with Apple and Microsoft anyway.

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