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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Disclosure of who benefits
by kaiwai on Tue 26th Apr 2011 14:13 UTC
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When it comes to MPEG-LA membership and licensing it would be interesting to know is is benefiting from it more than they give in terms of licensing. Microsoft has already disclosed that although they have some patents in particular areas but they pay more than they receive back from MPEG-LA and I'd say that would pretty much be the case for Apple to. It kind of leaves me wondering that there must be some organisation(s) behind the scenes who are bringing in more cash than what they pay out and if so I wonder who they are. The reason why I wonder who these organisations are is because they would have the most to lose if WebM ever gained traction.

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