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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Two questions about this...
by ichi on Wed 27th Apr 2011 07:57 UTC
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1.- Didn't Google/ON2 made a throughout audit of VP8 to verify that there was no patented stuff? (At least regarding patents they didn't own, I'd guess). How comes then they are now requesting third parties to cross-license patents "essential to WebM technologies"?

2.- Is there (or will there be) a list of cross-licensed patents? And what WebM related patents could those companies have anyway?

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