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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not to pile on here
by kristoph on Tue 26th Mar 2013 01:14 UTC
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So your saying that because some companies said some bogus stuff about a given code that automatically means any similar comment by any company about a totally unrelated codec is likewise bound to be bogus?

You do see the sort of irrational nature of this argument, right?

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RE: not to pile on here
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 26th Mar 2013 01:27 in reply to "not to pile on here"
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That's indeed a very irrational argument.

That's probably why that's not the argument I'm making.

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RE[2]: not to pile on here
by kristoph on Tue 26th Mar 2013 01:45 in reply to "RE: not to pile on here"
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Ok well that's the argument you appear to be making. Do you think you could perhaps restate your argument for those of us not in the know.

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