Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 31st Jul 2011 21:27 UTC, submitted by kristoph
Multimedia, AV Ah yes, the MPEG-LA, the company that patent-trolled before it was cool (now every schmuck like Apple and Microsoft do it too). Remember how they once called for companies to step if they had any patents Google's VP8 might be infringing upon? After almost a decade of empty threats against Theora, the MPEG-LA finally started actually doing something. Now they claim (in an interview with streamingmedia.com) twelve companies have stepped up - but, in true MPEG-LA fashion, which patents VP8 supposedly infringes upon remains shrouded in mystery.
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RE[3]: Empty threats
by TechGeek on Mon 1st Aug 2011 15:17 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Empty threats"
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The job of the MPEG-LA is just to collect license fees. They don't own the patents. They are just a broker. Only the patent owner can sue for infringement.

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