Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 10th Mar 2013 13:07 UTC
Multimedia, AV A few days ago, Google and the MPEG-LA announced that they had come to an agreement under which Google received a license for techniques in VP8 that may infringe upon MPEG-LA patents (note the 'if any'). Only a few days later, we learn the real reason behind Google and the MPEG-LA striking a deal, thanks to The H Open, making it clear that the MPEG-LA has lost. Big time. Update: Chris Montgomery: "The wording suggests Google paid some money to grease this along, and the agreement wording is interesting [and instructive] but make no mistake: Google won. Full stop."
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RE[5]: Comment by Nelson
by Alfman on Mon 11th Mar 2013 00:16 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Nelson"
Alfman
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2011-01-28

TechGeek,

"Know who ISNT on that list? Motorola. Their h.264 patents are NOT part of the MPEG-LA and may be exactly why this deal was made in favor of Google."

That's very insightful!

Technically though it might be difficult to bribe the MPEG-LA organization directly, since they do not build anything that could infringe Motorola (now google) patents themselves. Do you think google would have blackmailed the MPEG-LA by threating to sue it's members?

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