Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 25th Mar 2013 21:09 UTC
Legal Late last week, Nokia dropped what many consider to be a bomb on the WebM project: a list of patents that VP8 supposedly infringes in the form of an IETF IPR declaration. The list has made the rounds around the web, often reported as proof that VP8 infringes upon Nokia's patents. All this stuff rang a bell. Haven't we been here before? Yup, we have, with another open source codec called Opus. Qualcomm and Huawei made the same claims as Nokia did, but they turned out to be complete bogus. As it turns out, this is standard practice in the dirty business of the patent licensing industry.
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RE: Nokia's patents
by lucas_maximus on Mon 25th Mar 2013 22:37 UTC in reply to "Nokia's patents"
lucas_maximus
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2009-08-18

My favourite recently was the Google coming to a deal with MPEG-LA ... and somehow Thom thought it was a win for Google.

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RE[2]: Nokia's patents
by bowkota on Mon 25th Mar 2013 22:54 in reply to "RE: Nokia's patents"
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2011-10-12

My favourite recently was the Google coming to a deal with MPEG-LA ... and somehow Thom thought it was a win for Google.


Everyone is entitled to their opinion but he shouldn't be judging people like Mueller when he (along with Groklaw, yes the site that is consistently bias towards Google, among other things, http://linux-blog.org/Disagreements-+-Groklaw-Deletion/) is at the other end of the spectrum.

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RE[3]: Nokia's patents
by lucas_maximus on Mon 25th Mar 2013 22:57 in reply to "RE[2]: Nokia's patents"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

I was more talking about the behaviour where he starts arguing and once he realises he is wrong is never replies.

http://www.osnews.com/permalink?555238

I don't have problems with opinion pieces and sometimes I get useful links from this site. But I really get a bit bored of the big conspiracy articles, because the world is really too complicated and companies themselves for this to occur.

Edited 2013-03-25 22:59 UTC

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RE[3]: Nokia's patents
by galvanash on Tue 26th Mar 2013 15:38 in reply to "RE[2]: Nokia's patents"
galvanash Member since:
2006-01-25

Everyone is entitled to their opinion but he shouldn't be judging people like Mueller when he (along with Groklaw, yes the site that is consistently bias towards Google, among other things, http://linux-blog.org/Disagreements-+-Groklaw-Deletion/) is at the other end of the spectrum.


False equivalency...

Being biased is not at all the same thing as being a paid mouthpiece... The issue isn't Mueller being biased, the issue is that he is paid to be biased. I know of no evidence that Thom or Pamela are being paid for their opinions...

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