Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 25th Mar 2013 21:09 UTC
Legal Late last week, Nokia dropped what many consider to be a bomb on the WebM project: a list of patents that VP8 supposedly infringes in the form of an IETF IPR declaration. The list has made the rounds around the web, often reported as proof that VP8 infringes upon Nokia's patents. All this stuff rang a bell. Haven't we been here before? Yup, we have, with another open source codec called Opus. Qualcomm and Huawei made the same claims as Nokia did, but they turned out to be complete bogus. As it turns out, this is standard practice in the dirty business of the patent licensing industry.
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Interesting.
by Windows Sucks on Tue 26th Mar 2013 01:41 UTC
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My question is how much did they pay MPEG LA? Everyone one acts like Google just bowled them over when in reality they paid MPEG LA which means VP8 is now covered by license agreements. (Sounds familiar)

They gonna have to pay Nokia also, or Nokia might start suing Google directly over Android.

Gonna be messy. LOL.

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