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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RE[4]: Patent retaliation
by lemur2 on Wed 27th Apr 2011 02:00 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Patent retaliation"
lemur2
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You are not answering what I'm asking, so, here it goes again: Do you have any evidence that they didn't approach Google first? and if that is the case is there anything illegal about it?


I don't even have any evidence that there are any patents proposed for the MPEG LA patent pool for WebM. They have not been announced.

I am talking abut a hypothetical situation ... IF there are patents placed by companies in the MPEG LA patent pool for WebM without any negotiation with Google first, THEN there will be a case for anti-trust violation.

This is a hypothetical - since in reality no such patents have yet been announced, how could there possibly be proof that the non-existant owners of such non-existant patents did not approach Google first?

Edited 2011-04-27 02:05 UTC

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