Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 24th May 2010 10:45 UTC
Legal Nero AG, a company with one of the most fitting names ever (can you imagine a company called Hitler or Stalin 2000 years from now?), has filed an anti-trust lawsuit against the MPEG-LA. The German technology company claims the licensing body has abused its monopoly power, and that is has not honoured agreements made with the US Department of Justice. There's some juicy stuff in here.
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by toyotabedzrock on Tue 25th May 2010 03:39 UTC
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2010-05-25

If you read http://x264dev.multimedia.cx/?p=377 I noticed some of the algorithms he mentions as being copies from x264, where discovered by people who died over 30 years ago!

How is it that MPEG-LA has patented a dead persons work for use in video encoding? How can anyone patent a math formula period?

It seems almost as if the only way to patent h264 would be to never reveal the source.

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