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[4]: Here we go again
by Vanders on Tue 26th Mar 2013 10:46 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Here we go again"
Vanders
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2005-07-06

How would they 'control the internet' with the royalty free vp8 (I'm assuming that is what you refer to with 'stolen art') ?

Quite. I can't help fell that I'm in backwards world, where open source, royalty free code is "proprietary", trying to give it away is "control" and deliberately throwing a spanner in the works of standardisation is "collaboration".

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