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[7]: Here we go again
by Vanders on Tue 26th Mar 2013 13:52 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Here we go again"
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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 ...

Yet they haven't done that. They could, but they haven't. In fact they've done quite the opposite, by working with standardisation bodies to get VP8 & WebM properly included as a future web standard, rather than unilaterally deciding to make it a de-facto standard.

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