Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 10th Mar 2013 13:07 UTC
Multimedia, AV A few days ago, Google and the MPEG-LA announced that they had come to an agreement under which Google received a license for techniques in VP8 that may infringe upon MPEG-LA patents (note the 'if any'). Only a few days later, we learn the real reason behind Google and the MPEG-LA striking a deal, thanks to The H Open, making it clear that the MPEG-LA has lost. Big time. Update: Chris Montgomery: "The wording suggests Google paid some money to grease this along, and the agreement wording is interesting [and instructive] but make no mistake: Google won. Full stop."
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I am confused
by Windows Sucks on Sun 10th Mar 2013 15:42 UTC
Windows Sucks
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2005-11-10

Google said that there were no patent issues with VP8 and now they are taking a license??

On top of that license they are still stuck with companies like Nokia suing over VP8 (Which is most likely why they are rushing to tie up loose ends)

It's still a mess and saying that MPEG-LA "Lost" is not saying anything if companies like HTC are still being hammered in court over VP8.

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