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]: Dude, WTF? Really?
by jackeebleu on Tue 26th Mar 2013 13:49 UTC in reply to "RE: Dude, WTF? Really?"
jackeebleu
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2006-01-26

So we should probably wait for the gloating of MPEG-LA about it.



Whats to gloat? They infringed, they paid. but don't act like it didn't happen, don't act like, "Oh, we've been here behavior". Its more predatory behavior from the same fucks that brought us , don't be evil, and I'll be damned if that slogan shouldn't be sitting there right alongside "fair and balanced"

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