Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 21st May 2010 06:49 UTC
Legal Let the spreading of FUD begin! Known patent troll Larry Horn, CEO of MPEG-LA, is clearly feeling the heat - a heat that might set fire to his company's license to print money. After a decade of empty threats towards Theora, the company is apparently putting its it's-impossible-to-create-a-video-codec-that-doesn't-infringe-on-our-stuff attitude into practice once again, by assembling a patent pool to go after VP8. Google, in the meantime, is not impressed.
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More about exclusion than paying
by ciaran on Fri 21st May 2010 09:41 UTC
ciaran
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> Microsoftian attempt to get companies to pay for a VP8

It's not about "paying". MS also pays to use the MPEG-LA patent pool - it's a financial loss for MS. But, it's a win when it excludes projects that can't sign the standard licence agreement, e.g. free software projects.

swpat.org is starting to gather info here:

http://en.swpat.org/wiki/On2_VP8

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