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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RE[2]: No Need to Sue
by bitwelder on Fri 21st May 2010 11:26 UTC in reply to "RE: No Need to Sue"
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Why should the industry pay MPEG LA a license fee for patents x, y and z that are not used in VP8, or for patents p, q, and r when Google are giving them a free license to use patents l, m and o in VP8?

Which IMHO corresponds to what Horn was admitting in his answer with "there have been expressions of interest from the market urging us to..."

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