Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Apr 2011 11:48 UTC, submitted by Elv13
Multimedia, AV And the fight continues. Only a few months after the desperate move by the MPEG-LA to get anyone - anyone - to submit patents to a possible WebM patent pool, Google and the WebM community have struck back. A whole slew of major companies have formed the WebM Community Cross-License initiative, basically a sort-of Open Invention Network for WebM.
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FFMPEG LA is safe
by zimbatm on Tue 26th Apr 2011 13:20 UTC
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FFMPEG doesn't use their technologies and thus can't be sued for them. That is, unless the WebM group has a patent on extortion.

What could happen is a cross-fire where the WebM group sues FFMPEG customers (Microsoft, Apple, ..) and vice-versa, which would hurt everybody excepts the lawyers.

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