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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Hopefully MPEG-LA will be dismantled
by RichterKuato on Mon 24th May 2010 13:11 UTC
RichterKuato
Member since:
2010-05-14

I'm tired of all their crap about having patents on every conceivable method for making codecs.

Hey, Maybe Google, Opera, and Mozilla can pitch in or something. Like they did with that browser ballot thing in Europe.

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PresentIt Member since:
2010-02-10

Apart from the ballot screen being Microsoft's own idea...

Google, Opera and Mozilla all oppose software patents, and have explicitly stated that they will only ever use patents defensively.

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RichterKuato Member since:
2010-05-14

What I trying to say was that they would team up with Nero in the Antitrust case against MPEG-LA like they did with Opera's case against Internet Explorer.

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