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 segedunum on Wed 13th Mar 2013 13:03 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by Nelson"
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Obviously there's an impasse. I do think its progress I can at least get some people to agree that the patent fears against VP8 are real.

They might have been real some time ago - and all that was based on hearsay that no one within the MPEG-LA would back up. Those fears are utterly discredited now, a fact you don't seem to be getting for reasons that escape me.

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