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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Can Google sue...
by Kivada on Mon 11th Mar 2013 15:14 UTC
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The MPEG-LA for slander and lost market potential over their bullshit?

Normally I hate that kind of suit as it's what the RIAA/MPAA companies use, but in this case it couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of guys.

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