Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Aug 2010 13:22 UTC
Multimedia, AV We haven't talked about this one for a while, but now there's news from the MPEg-LA camp. The MPEG-LA, known patent troll and chief supplier of FUD for well over ten years, is apparently feeling the pressure from Google's WebM project, and has done a complete 180. While promising earlier this year not to charge royalties for internet video that is free to end users until the end of 2015, they've now extended this promise to eternity. This may sound like a big deal, but it changes nothing - H264 is still a legal minefield even lawyers and the MPEG-LA itself have trouble understanding.
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RE[4]: So
by mckill on Thu 26th Aug 2010 21:59 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: So"
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Apple is not one of the biggest holders. They have 1 patent.

he must of meant "apple is the biggest company that i hate that has anything to do with h264 and i will hate them because they clearly are trying to make billions of dollars off their insignificant patent count"

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