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[6]: Wrong link?
by Nelson on Mon 11th Mar 2013 04:23 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Wrong link?"
Nelson
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Obviously I disagree with your assessment. I think it is clearly spelled out the instances where you are given a free and perpetual license, and even the extent to which you pay no royalties (up to 100k subscribers to a paying video stream, at that point you're both the content creator and the content distributor.)

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