Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 21st May 2010 06:49 UTC
Legal Let the spreading of FUD begin! Known patent troll Larry Horn, CEO of MPEG-LA, is clearly feeling the heat - a heat that might set fire to his company's license to print money. After a decade of empty threats towards Theora, the company is apparently putting its it's-impossible-to-create-a-video-codec-that-doesn't-infringe-on-our-stuff attitude into practice once again, by assembling a patent pool to go after VP8. Google, in the meantime, is not impressed.
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RE: Comment by cerbie
by edogawaconan on Fri 21st May 2010 07:17 UTC in reply to "Comment by cerbie"
edogawaconan
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2006-10-10

According to google translate, it is "A cat in a corner makes crazy jumps."

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RE[2]: Comment by cerbie
by cerbie on Fri 21st May 2010 07:23 in reply to "RE: Comment by cerbie"
cerbie Member since:
2006-01-02

But, don't you need to know what langauge it is, first?

*tests it*

Oh, it automatically detects. Google, thou art [more] awesome [than I thought you were before just now].

Edited 2010-05-21 07:24 UTC

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RE[3]: Comment by cerbie
by Savior on Fri 21st May 2010 11:33 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by cerbie"
Savior Member since:
2006-09-02

But, don't you need to know what langauge it is, first?


Even if you hadn't known it already, a short look at Thom's profile page would have given you a few hints ;)

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RE[2]: Comment by cerbie
by Kroc on Fri 21st May 2010 07:55 in reply to "RE: Comment by cerbie"
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2005-11-10

We have a phrase in English "Do not back a cat into a corner".

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RE[3]: Comment by cerbie
by tyrione on Fri 21st May 2010 21:22 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by cerbie"
tyrione Member since:
2005-11-21

We have a phrase in English "Do not back a cat into a corner".


That's regarding a mother protecting her kin.

Another version is you either fight or flee.

Regardless, Google was the aggressor and is backing H.264 into a corner which is a patent pool of massive producers/vendors who will defend their IP vehemently.

That was what Jobs warned people about what was coming.

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