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[6]: Here we go again
by lucas_maximus on Tue 26th Mar 2013 13:40 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Here we go again"
lucas_maximus
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2009-08-18

No it isn't.

They can enforce whatever is the dominate codec through android and chrome, lets not forget they own YouTube and that is the largest video site in the world and the second largest search engine (if you consider it to be, which some may not) after Google itself.

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