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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RE[7]: Comment by Nelson
by Nelson on Sun 10th Mar 2013 16:38 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by Nelson"
Nelson
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2005-11-29


It's a list of companies that support WebM/VP8, and therefore, will not sue anyone for using it. Call it what you will, but the effective outcome is the same.


That's a herculean leap.

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RE[8]: Comment by Nelson
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 10th Mar 2013 16:43 in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by Nelson"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

"
It's a list of companies that support WebM/VP8, and therefore, will not sue anyone for using it. Call it what you will, but the effective outcome is the same.


That's a herculean leap.
"

Considering loads of companies already implement VP8 in hardware (TI, Nvidia, Samsung, and more), there's no leap at all. Just plain reality.

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RE[9]: Comment by Nelson
by Nelson on Sun 10th Mar 2013 16:48 in reply to "RE[8]: Comment by Nelson"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Could they have sued them in the first place, regardless? Might as well add me to the list of supporters.

Everyone on that list is not some patent holder who even has the means with which to sue, if they were, they'd be paraded as patent holders. They're not.

You're being dishonest. The MPEG LA is a pool of patent holders who agree to sell you a license to their patents at a group rate. WebM has an HTML page.

Edited 2013-03-10 16:50 UTC

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