Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 24th May 2010 10:45 UTC
Legal Nero AG, a company with one of the most fitting names ever (can you imagine a company called Hitler or Stalin 2000 years from now?), has filed an anti-trust lawsuit against the MPEG-LA. The German technology company claims the licensing body has abused its monopoly power, and that is has not honoured agreements made with the US Department of Justice. There's some juicy stuff in here.
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I want a future where:
by kragil on Mon 24th May 2010 11:34 UTC
kragil
Member since:
2006-01-04

- the internet an open platform, where _everybody_ can make great things happen
- all the software needed can be freely obtained
- where hardware can be useful just by supporting this open platform

With the introduction of VP8 that at least has a chance of happening, which is awesome. My guess though is that the MPEG-LA will fight that future with all they've got.


PS. Red Hat Legal cleared VP8 for Fedora.

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RE: I want a future where:
by fanboi_fanboi on Tue 25th May 2010 14:19 in reply to "I want a future where:"
fanboi_fanboi Member since:
2010-04-21

Um, sorry, that died when the Interwebz went out of government and educational institutions, and was overtaken by businesses.

Don't hold your breath.

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