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[3]: What a Joke
by tf123 on Fri 21st May 2010 13:39 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: What a Joke"
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We can quibble over patent troll, but I will concede it in this matter (I still dont see how using such language is not the language of FUD.) But...

Where is your evidence of "feeling the heat"? (He said people in the market place are asking for indemnification.)

Your evidence that mpeg-la's entire purpose for being and source of revenue will evaporate? (You actually think TV broadcasts, mobile video transmissions (including satellites), DVDs, BluRay disks will all of a sudden jump ship for VP8? Of coure not, this is laughable FUD.)

How is enforcing perfectly legal patents for perfectly legal standards observed the world over by innumerable busineses and industries in innumerable fields a "license to print money" and not a perfectly legitimate business and mode of standardizing video that has been accepted for more than 2 decades? This is the language of FUD.

Edited 2010-05-21 13:43 UTC

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