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[3]: What a Joke
by tf123 on Fri 21st May 2010 13:39 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: What a Joke"
tf123
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2010-01-28

We can quibble over patent troll, but I will concede it in this matter (I still dont see how using such language is not the language of FUD.) But...

Where is your evidence of "feeling the heat"? (He said people in the market place are asking for indemnification.)

Your evidence that mpeg-la's entire purpose for being and source of revenue will evaporate? (You actually think TV broadcasts, mobile video transmissions (including satellites), DVDs, BluRay disks will all of a sudden jump ship for VP8? Of coure not, this is laughable FUD.)

How is enforcing perfectly legal patents for perfectly legal standards observed the world over by innumerable busineses and industries in innumerable fields a "license to print money" and not a perfectly legitimate business and mode of standardizing video that has been accepted for more than 2 decades? This is the language of FUD.

Edited 2010-05-21 13:43 UTC

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RE[4]: What a Joke
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 21st May 2010 13:47 in reply to "RE[3]: What a Joke"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

(I still dont see how using such language is not the language of FUD.


FUD generally consists of lies. Calling him a patent troll is not a lie. As such, it is not FUD. Green is generally green, so calling it red means it's not green.

Where is your evidence of "feeling the heat"?


The first serious competition to H264, a major MPEG-LA revenue source, has just arrived on the scene, with backing from a boatload of industry giants, and you're telling me the MPEG-LA is NOT feeling the heat? Use some common sense.

Your evidence that mpeg-la's entire purpose for being and source of revenue will evaporate?


Now you are just making stuff up - not unusual when you can't address the points actually being made. I never said anything like this.

Edited 2010-05-21 13:47 UTC

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RE[5]: What a Joke
by tf123 on Fri 21st May 2010 14:30 in reply to "RE[4]: What a Joke"
tf123 Member since:
2010-01-28

what in Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt says Lies? The best FUD always has an element of truth.

YOU beleive that it is a serious competitor to H.264. I do not. I also am fully aware that H.264 will continue be used for a very,v ery long time in innumerable fields not related to the web whether or not VP8 takes a major hold on the internet.

How is saying "a heat that might set fire to his company's license to print money" not saying that mpegla's ability to go forward as a profitable concern may disappear?

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