Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 6th May 2010 13:52 UTC, submitted by Jupiter
Legal While Eugenia has already detailed just how intricate and impressive the MPEG-LA's efforts have been to basically set up the foundations that would allow them to sue just about everyone - their vague and unclear licenses are used in everything from DVD players to digital camcorders, and as such, it's hard to avoid them. Many others claim that the MPEG-LA won't ever go rogue (or this, take your pick). I think those people will be interested to know that one of the MPEG-LA's subsidiaries, a cut-and-clear patent troll, has launched several patent infringement suits earlier this year. This patent troll's CEO? Larry Horn - yes, the same Larry Horn who's also CEO of the MPEG-LA.
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RE[2]: This is obscene
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 6th May 2010 16:30 UTC in reply to "RE: This is obscene"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

Right. The company is owned by the MPEG-LA, and headed by the SAME CEO as the MPEG-LA.

But that's all coincidental, right?

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RE[3]: This is obscene
by boldingd on Thu 6th May 2010 16:50 in reply to "RE[2]: This is obscene"
boldingd Member since:
2009-02-19

I bet you're also one of those irredeemable fools who believes that smoke and fire are related.

God dammit Thom, what is your problem?

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RE[4]: This is obscene
by Karitku on Thu 6th May 2010 17:18 in reply to "RE[3]: This is obscene"
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