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[7]: Comment by Nelson
by Vanders on Tue 12th Mar 2013 10:44 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by Nelson"
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Obviously there's an impasse. I do think its progress I can at least get some people to agree that the patent fears against VP8 are real. Even if they kicked and screamed the entire way.

I have no problem with you doing that, but at least be honest and get them to agree that the situation applies equally to H264.

The way you're trying to tell things it's as if H264 is whiter than white and VP8 is lurking in the shadows murdering children and stealing everyone else's IP. You're so unbalanced on the subject it's verging on trolling.

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