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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RE[3]: Wow
by Moochman on Mon 24th May 2010 18:24 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Wow"
Moochman
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2005-07-06

Apple and MS are both patent holders in the H.264 patent pool. That means they get a cut of the royalties.

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RE[4]: Wow
by kaiwai on Tue 25th May 2010 12:43 in reply to "RE[3]: Wow"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Apple and MS are both patent holders in the H.264 patent pool. That means they get a cut of the royalties.


Which probably means that pay almost nothing for h264 when one weighs up royalties versus payments.

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RE[5]: Wow
by ichi on Tue 25th May 2010 18:09 in reply to "RE[4]: Wow"
ichi Member since:
2007-03-06

They both seem to have a thing for non level playing fields.

At least MS, while not implementing native support for WebM on IE, is not blocking it either.

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