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: What a Joke
by tf123 on Fri 21st May 2010 12:00 UTC in reply to "What a Joke"
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2010-01-28

I found the intro to this post particularly funny:

"Let the spreading of FUD begin!"

Reading the next sentence, I was pretty sure Thom wasn't referring to MPEGLA but was unleashing the open source FUD brigade:

"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."

Even if Thom legitimately believes those claims, does he really need to do so with such incendiary language? Didn't Horn say members of the market are looking for indemnification? Does Thom really think all use of ISO standard mpeg formats is going to disappear because of a free web format? Really? Sure sounds like FUD to me.

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