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.
Permalink for comment 471048
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
FFMPEG LA is safe
by zimbatm on Tue 26th Apr 2011 13:20 UTC
Member since:

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.

Reply Score: 0