Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 2nd May 2012 11:46 UTC
Legal "Motorola Mobility has been granted an injunction against the distribution of key Microsoft products in Germany. The sales ban covers the Xbox 360 games console, Windows 7 system software, Internet Explorer and Windows Media Player. It follows a ruling that Microsoft had infringed two patents necessary to offer H.264 video coding and playback." But... But... The MPEG-LA, Apple, and Microsoft have been lying to us all this time about the safety of using H264 over WebM, with their supporters blindly parroting the party line? This surprises me greatly and deeply, and I dare say I have not seen this coming at all. Not at all. No sir. Not at all.
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RE: Comment by MOS6510
by ciplogic on Wed 2nd May 2012 12:11 UTC in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
ciplogic
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It is, so Motorola Mobility is a Patent Troll. What people agree is not the patent-troll status (which would apply for a very small entity that would litigate to get most out of a dubious patent), but also for the big companies that when they feel that someone enters in a market, they are attacked to not be able to compete in the open software ecosystem. Imagine the open Java but locked with patents, imagine your phone to not have a smooth animation because a fruit looking logo company patented it, and so on.

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