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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indiworks
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2010-05-03

"Yes, in view of the marketplace uncertainties regarding patent licensing needs for such technologies..."

= "In view of the FUD we spread..."

"...there have been expressions of interest from the market urging us to facilitate formation of licenses..."

= "...we've been repeatedly told that we are nothing but a patent troll Moloch (supported by Apple, MS and others)..."

"...that would address the market’s need for a convenient one-stop marketplace alternative to negotiating separate licenses with individual patent holders..."

= "...that is simply collecting protection money..."

"...in accessing essential patent rights for VP8 as well as other codecs, and we are looking into the prospects of doing so."

= "...since we actually believe we own the moving image per se."


Once more the translation:

"In view of the FUD we spread we've been repeatedly told that we are nothing but a patent troll Moloch (supported by Apple, MS and others) that is simply collecting protection money since we actually believe we own the moving image per se."

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