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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RE[2]: Big picture...
by Kochise on Tue 26th Mar 2013 10:30 UTC in reply to "RE: Big picture..."
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Perhaps because H265 patented obvious themes for consumption, performance and since it's an evolution of H264, doesn't require to change everything for an implementer POV ? Perhaps also the mpegla 'mafia' that 'force' industrials that have some parts into the play to get cut-off of royalties back ?

Hard to say, because obviously everything is made to hold technical progress and freedom with proprietary racket. If it was at least free, but not !


Edited 2013-03-26 10:35 UTC

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